Dialogue and Universalism 24 (4):62-73 (2014)

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As its subtitle suggests, the essay is a phenomenological account of the diverse ways in which light can be experienced by the senses. Gernot Böhme divides these experiences into two types depending on whether they concern the relation between light and space or between light and objects. Böhme sees the synthesis of both these types of experiences in the illumination phenomenon, in which spatial/light effects and the way in which objects are illuminated combine to create a specific atmos-phere during the sensual, bodily experiencing of space. Böhme also discusses the applications of light effects in contemporary architecture and art.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  Language and Literature  Social and Political Philosophy  Social Science
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ISBN(s) 1234-5792
DOI 10.5840/du201424491
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