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Art and Identity: Essays on the Aesthetic Creation of Mind

Art and Identity: Essays on the Aesthetic Creation of Mind (Paperback)

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Art has the capacity to shape and alter our identities. It can influence who and what we are. Those who have had aesthetic experiences know this intimately, and yet the study of art's impact on the mind struggles to be recognized as a centrally important field within the discipline of psychology. The main thesis of Art and Identity is that aesthetic experience represents a prototype for meaningful experience, warranting intense philosophical and psychological investigation. Currently psychology remains too closed-off from the rich reflection of philosophical aesthetics, while philosophy continues to be sceptical of the psychological reduction of art to its potential for subjective experience. At the same time, philosophical aesthetics cannot escape making certain assumptions about the psyche and benefits from entering into a dialogue with psychology. Art and Identity brings together philosophical and psychological perspectives on aesthetics in order to explore how art creates minds.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArts: general issues & referenceArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryTheory of artPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aestheticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychology Publisher: Brill Publication Date: 01/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9789042036345  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Tone Roald is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, where she also obtained her Ph.D. in psychological aesthetics. She has been a visiting fellow at Stanford and has previously written Cognition in Emotion: An Investigation through Experiences with Art (2008), also published by Rodopi. Johannes Lang is a postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, working on social-psychological aspects of genocide. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen, has been a postdoctoral fellow at Yale, and was one of the recipients of the Danish Research Council's `Young Elite Researcher' awards for 2011.

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