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Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book calls into question a number of influential modern notions regarding aesthetics by going back to the very beginnings of aesthetic thought in Greece and raising critical issues about Greek ... More


The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view. The first is concerned with how the idea of ... More


Coda

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

in Frontiers of Pleasure: Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199798322
eISBN:
9780199950393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798322.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This short, concluding chapter sheds light on the differences between modern and ancient Greek aesthetics regarding, in particular, the conceptualization of aesthetic response. According to the ... More


Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetic Science: Prospects for integration

Vincent Bergeron and Dominic McIver Lopes

in Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds propose competing explanations of aesthetic response. Though sometimes heated, these disagreements are not fundamental. Fundamental disagreement ... More


The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature as Nature

Malcolm Budd

in The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

How should the idea of the aesthetic appreciation of nature be understood? The answer proposed is: as the aesthetic appreciation of nature as nature(more precisely, as what nature actually is). I ... More


Aesthetic Response

Margaret S. Barrett

in The Child as Musician: A handbook of musical development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530329
eISBN:
9780191689765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530329.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter examines the ways in which ‘aesthetic response’ has been described and used within the philosophy, psychology, and sociology of ... More


Beauty is Felt, Not Calculated; and it Does Not Fit in Boxes

Roddy Cowie

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is an empirical psychologist’s reaction to the idea that aesthetic responses are at root a kind of emotion. It follows a natural strategy: it takes a framework that was developed to ... More


Experimental Aesthetics and Liking for Music

David J. Hargreaves and Adrian C. North

in Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199230143
eISBN:
9780191696435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230143.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The study of aesthetics, involving the creation and appreciation of art and beauty, has been approached in two distinct ways. ‘Speculative aesthetics’ is concerned with high-level, abstract questions ... More


Feckless Reason

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Empirical research on aesthetic response poses two challenges to philosophy. The more familiar challenge is that scientific explanations of aesthetic responses debunk what we take to be our reasons ... More


Criticism and Appreciation

James Grant

in The Critical Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661794
eISBN:
9780191748318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661794.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter identifies two aims of criticism. First, it identifies a constitutive aim. All criticism of the arts, it argues, has this aim, and having this aim is part of what makes a remark or piece ... More


Aesthetics: The Hard Problem?

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter sets out the aims and objectives of Part 4 of this book, which is to look closer at the nature of aesthetic judgment. It addresses questions such as: are listeners' judgments of music ... More


What’s Special?: Adopting the Aesthetic Attitude

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the notion of aesthetic attitude. It asks: how can we be sure that there is such a thing as an aesthetic attitude? Is there evidence that our perception of an event or object ... More


Traditional Approaches to Aesthetics

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on empirical aesthetics, which can be regarded as one of the oldest subfields in psychology. The most important contribution to the domain was made by the scholar Daniel Berlyne, ... More


Identity and Visibility: Reflections on Museum Displays of South Asian Art

Vidya Dehejia (ed.)

in New Cosmopolitanisms: South Asians in the US

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752800
eISBN:
9780804767842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752800.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the layered status and reception of South Asian art in US culture. It begins by setting the context for museum displays, explaining both the strategies used in exhibiting ... More


Mill’s Epiphany

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190873240
eISBN:
9780190873271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873240.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

J. S. Mill’s emotional investment in the Utilitarian program is discussed, and accounted for as an aesthetic response to Benthamism. Associationist psychology is introduced, and it is argued that the ... More


Mill’s Postdoc

Elijah Millgram

in John Stuart Mill and the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190873240
eISBN:
9780190873271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873240.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

J. S. Mill’s famous ‘Mental Crisis’ is argued to have been prompted by editing Jeremy Bentham’s Rationale of Judicial Evidence. The Crisis, it is suggested, was brought on by Mill’s specifically ... More


Tom McCarthy’s Modernism: Close Encounters of a Pleasurable Kind

Derek Attridge

in Modernism and Close Reading

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198749967
eISBN:
9780191890871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749967.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asks what it is like to read Tom McCarthy’s fiction, what are its peculiar pleasures, and whether the critical instruments associated with the tradition of ‘close reading’ are of any use ... More


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