'Aesthetic emotion': an ambiguous concept in John Dewey's aesthetics

Ethics and Education 5 (3):247 - 261 (2010)
Abstract
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)
DOI 10.1080/17449642.2010.533052
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,756
External links

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
The Meaning of "Emotion" in Dewey's Art as Experience.P. G. Whitehouse - 1978 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 37 (2):149-156.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Emotion in Aesthetics.Warren A. Shibles - 1995 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Humanistic Art.Warren Shibles - 1994 - Critical Review 8 (3):371-392.
Emotion Experience and its Varieties.Nico H. Frijda - 2009 - Emotion Review 1 (3):264-271.
The Heat of Emotion: Valence and the Demarcation Problem.Louis Charland - 2005 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (8-10):8-10.
Narcissism in Emotion.David Pugmire - 2002 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 1 (3):313-326.
The Phenomenological Ontology of Literature.Deng Xiaomang - 2010 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (4):621-630.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-12-14

Total downloads

58 ( #91,582 of 2,177,824 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

4 ( #73,407 of 2,177,824 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums