British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (1):29-44 (2008)

Sherri Irvin
University of Oklahoma
I argue that the experiences of everyday life are replete with aesthetic character, though this fact has been largely neglected within contemporary aesthetics. As against Dewey's account of aesthetic experience, I suggest that the fact that many everyday experiences are simple, lacking in unity or closure, and characterized by limited or fragmented awareness does not disqualify them from aesthetic consideration. Aesthetic attention to the domain of everyday experience may provide for lives of greater satisfaction and contribute to our ability to pursue moral aims.
Keywords everyday aesthetics  John Dewey  body aesthetics  experience  somaesthetics  unity  closure  mindfulness  meditation  perception  complexity
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