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    Degrees of Attention in Experiencing Art.Ancuta Mortu - 2018 - Estetika 55 (1):45-66.
    This paper examines gradients of attention in relation to aesthetic appreciation. My main claim is that we should leave open the possibility that aesthetic response might be triggered by stimulations taking place far from the centre of one’s focused attention. In support of this claim I first discuss the notion of ‘periphery of attention’ and the challenges that it poses to contemporary psychological theories of aesthetics. I provide four criteria for differentiating between several types of attentional processes and then proceed (...)
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    Évolution Et Création Artistique : De L’Art Évolutionniste.Ancuta Mortu - 2018 - Nouvelle Revue D’Esthétique 21 (1):143.
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    European Thinking and the Study of World Art From a Natural Perspective.Ancuta Mortu - 2018 - Espes 7 (2):43-50.
    My aim in this paper is to address some difficulties related to the development of an emerging research program called world art studies. While it originates as a European discipline in the German scholarly tradition around 1900, this program comes to the fore only recently, with recent advances in natural and cognitive sciences which hold promise for providing more inclusive categories that could serve the study of art as a worldwide phenomenon. I focus more specifically on the strengths and weaknesses (...)
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