Beauty and Sublimity: A Cognitive Aesthetics of Literature by Patrick Colm Hogan

By Patrick Colm Hogan

fresh a long time have witnessed an explosion in neuroscientific and similar examine treating aesthetic reaction. This e-book integrates this examine with insights from philosophical aesthetics to suggest new solutions to longstanding questions on good looks and sublimity. Hogan starts via distinguishing what we reply to as appealing from what we count number socially as appealing. He is going directly to research the previous when it comes to info processing (specifically, prototype approximation and non-habitual development reputation) and emotional involvement (especially of the endogenous gift and attachment systems). throughout the publication, Hogan examines such matters as how common ideas of aesthetic reaction might be reconciled with person idiosyncrasy, the way it is feasible to argue rationally over aesthetic reaction, and what function own good looks and sublimity may play within the definition of artwork. to regard those matters, the publication considers works by means of Woolf, Wharton, Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Beethoven, Matisse, and Kiran Rao, between others.

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