17 found
Order:
  1.  8
    The Geometric Enigma. A Book Symposium.Ellen Dissanayake, Dean Falk & Fabio Martini - 2019 - Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 12 (1):85-98.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2.  39
    “Aesthetic Primitives”: Fundamental Biological Elements of a Naturalistic Aesthetics.Ellen Dissanayake - 2015 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 8 (1):6-24.
    Aesthetics, like other philosophical subjects, has historically made use of «top down» methods. Recent discoveries in genetics, evolutionary psychology, paleoarchaeology, and neuroscience call for a new «naturalistic» or «bottom up» perspective. Combining these fields with behavioral biology and ethnoarts studies, I offer seven premises that underlie a new understanding of evolved predispositions of the brain/mind that all artists use to attract attention, sustain interest, and create, mold, and shape emotion. I describe aesthetic «primitives» in somatic and behavioral modalities, suggesting that (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  3.  34
    The Poetics of Babytalk.David S. Miall & Ellen Dissanayake - 2003 - Human Nature 14 (4):337-364.
    Caretaker-infant attachment is a complex but well-recognized adaptation in humans. An early instance of (or precursor to) attachment behavior is the dyadic interaction between adults and infants of 6 to 24 weeks, commonly called "babytalk." Detailed analysis of 1 minute of spontaneous babytalk with an 8-week infant shows that the poetic texture of the mother’s speech—specifically its use of metrics, phonetics, and foregrounding—helps to shape and direct the baby’s attention, as it also coordinates the partners’ emotional communication. We hypothesize that (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  4.  31
    Aesthetic Experience and Human Evolution.Ellen Dissanayake - 1982 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 41 (2):145-155.
  5.  41
    Aesthetic Incunabula.Ellen Dissanayake - 2001 - Philosophy and Literature 25 (2):335-346.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  6.  58
    Art as a Human Behavior: Toward an Ethological View of Art.Ellen Dissanayake - 1980 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 38 (4):397-406.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  7.  36
    Becoming Homo Aestheticus: Sources of Aesthetic Imagination in Mother-Infant Interactions.Ellen Dissanayake - 2001 - Substance 30 (1/2):85.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  38
    Komar and Melamid Discover Pleistocene Taste.Ellen Dissanayake - 1998 - Philosophy and Literature 22 (2):486-496.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  9.  28
    Motherese is but One Part of a Ritualized, Multimodal, Temporally Organized, Affiliative Interaction.Ellen Dissanayake - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):512-513.
    Visual (facial), tactile, and gestural, as well as vocal, elements of mother-infant interactions are each formalizations, repetitions, exaggerations, and elaborations of ordinary adult communicative signals of affiliation – suggesting ritualization. They are temporally organized and enable emotional coordination of the interacting pair. This larger view of motherese supports Falk's claim that the social-emotional elements of language are primary and suggests that language and music have common evolutionary foundations.
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  10.  61
    Darwin Meets Literary Theory.Ellen Dissanayake - 1996 - Philosophy and Literature 20 (1):229-239.
  11.  26
    H. Porter Abbott is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Acting Director of the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. He is the Author of Two Books on the Work of Samuel Beckett, a Book on the Diary Strategy in Fiction, and a Forthcoming Book, Narrative: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2001). Several of His Recent Articles Have Adapted Evolutionary and Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Narrative. [REVIEW]Ellen Dissanayake, N. Katherine Hayles, Paul Hernadi, Patrick Colm Hogan & Steven Mithen - 2001 - Substance 94:95.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12.  27
    Denis Dutton: Appreciation of the Man and Discussion of the Work.Ellen Dissanayake - 2014 - Philosophy and Literature 38 (1):26-40.
    My association with Denis Dutton began almost exactly thirty years ago, at the 1981 American Society for Aesthetics (ASA) conference in Tampa, although in an inverse sort of way: he deliberately chose not to meet me.Let me explain. In late October 1981, I was a housewife living in Sri Lanka who certainly did not have the means to travel from South Asia to central Florida. The previous year, I had published a paper in the summer issue of the Journal of (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13.  5
    Chimera, Spandrel, or Adaptation.Ellen Dissanayake - 1995 - Human Nature 6 (2):99-117.
    In every known human society, some kind—usually many kinds—of art is practiced, frequently with much vigor and pleasure, so that one could at least hypothesize that “artifying” or “artification” is a characteristic behavior of our species. Yet human ethologists and sociobiologists have been conspicuously unforthcoming about this observably widespread and valued practice, for a number of stated and unstated reasons. The present essay is a position paper that offers an overview and analysis of conceptual issues and problems inherent in viewing (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  14.  6
    Genesis and Development of «Making Special»: Is the Concept Relevant to Aesthetic Philosophy?Ellen Dissanayake - 2013 - Rivista di Estetica 54:83-98.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  12
    Foreword.Ellen Dissanayake & Fabrizio Desideri - 2015 - Aisthesis: Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi Dell’Estetico 8 (1):3-4.
    What “sort” of mind is required in order to be able to engage in aesthetic experiences? What are the marks of the aesthetic mind and which features distinguish aesthetic mental states? As humans, we are able not only to produce cognitions, feel emotions, use symbols, but also to engage in aesthetic and artistic experiences. How did our aesthetic mind arise over the course of evolution? Is it a by-product, or a side effect, of the development of our symbolic-linguistic competences or, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  4
    Bennett Reimer.Ellen Dissanayake - 2012 - In Wayne D. Bowman & Ana Lucía Frega (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Music Education. Oup Usa. pp. 111.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17. Sztuka jako ludzkie uniwersalium: spojrzenie adaptacjonistyczne.Ellen Dissanayake - forthcoming - Estetyka I Krytyka 15 (15/16):247-263.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark