David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Education 5 (3):247 - 261 (2010)
This article analyses the concept of ?aesthetic emotion? in John Dewey's Art as experience. The analysis shows that Dewey's line of investigation offers valuable insights as to the role of emotion in experience: it shows emotion as an integral part and structuring force, as a cultural and historical category. However, the notion of aesthetic emotion is characterized by a fundamental ambiguity. There is a conflict between a mechanical and an organic understanding of emotion, a confusion of emotion as structure and of emotion as process, of emotion as content and as agency. The central problem may consist of the conception of aesthetic experience as the ideal. While evil and despair are thereby excluded from the art, everyday life is left wanting, as it cannot live up to the ideal
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Ernst Cassirer (1944/1992). An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture. Yale University Press.
P. G. Whitehouse (1978). The Meaning of "Emotion" in Dewey's Art as Experience. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 37 (2):149-156.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Emily Brady & Arto Haapala (2003). Melancholy as an Aesthetic Emotion. Contemporary Aesthetics 1.
Warren A. Shibles (1995). Emotion in Aesthetics. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Warren Shibles (1994). Humanistic Art. Critical Review 8 (3):371-392.
Charland Louis C. (2010). Reinstating the Passions: Arguments From the History of Psychopathology. In Goldie Peter (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion. Oxford University Press. 237-263.
John A. Lambie (2009). Emotion Experience, Rational Action, and Self-Knowledge. Emotion Review 1 (3):272-280.
Nico H. Frijda (2009). Emotion Experience and its Varieties. Emotion Review 1 (3):264-271.
Louis Charland (2005). The Heat of Emotion: Valence and the Demarcation Problem. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (8-10):8-10.
David Pugmire (2002). Narcissism in Emotion. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 1 (3):313-326.
Rainer Reisenzein (2009). Emotional Experience in the Computational Belief-Desire Theory of Emotion. Emotion Review 1 (3):214-222.
Lisa Barrett, Batja Mesquita, Kevin N. Ochsner & James J. Gross (2005). The Experience of Emotion. In Lisa Feldman Barrett, Paula M. Niedenthal & Piotr Winkielman (eds.), Emotion and Consciousness. Guilford Press.
Xiaomang Deng (2010). The Phenomenological Ontology of Literature. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (4):621-630.
Rainer Reisenzein & Martin Junge (2012). Language and Emotion From the Perspective of the Computational Belief-Desire Theory of Emotion. In Dynamicity in Emotion Concepts.
Tim Dalgleish (2000). Roads Not Taken: The Case for Multiple Functional-Level Routes to Emotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (2):196-197.
Added to index2010-12-14
Total downloads47 ( #50,988 of 1,696,808 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #187,594 of 1,696,808 )
How can I increase my downloads?