Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 664935
(In Chinese) // Diogene (Chinese Edition), 56 (2012), 32-48 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, članak, znanstveni)
(Body, Brain, and Beauty: The Place of Aesthetics in the World of the Mind)
Diogene (Chinese Edition) (1000-6575) 56 (2012); 32-48
Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni
(Body; brain; beauty; art; aesthetics; philosophy of mind; neuroscience)
This article represents a programmatic attempt to relate the subject of aesthetics to the wider scope of issues concerning the nature of the human mind. In addition to a criticism of the aesthetics’ isolationism, it provides an outline of orthodox cognitivism and also of the more recent philosophy of embodiment, and sees the latter as a natural context for aesthetic concerns. The author argues that not only may the results of brain research be instructive for a more profound understanding of beauty but also that the subtlety and richness of aesthetic studies can be insightful for empirical studies of the neural system. That beauty is not reducible to brain processes does not mean that a possible lesson from neuroscience has no explanatory value for aesthetics ; at the same time the article affirms the stand that the aesthetic, being one of the most profound traits of the human mind, cannot be fully captured in empiricist terms. What is needed is a multidisciplinary exchange that requires a shift from the comfort of the traditional views and an opening that might prove potent for the aesthetics of the present times which should not deprive itself of an ambition to participate in deciphering the ‘mysteries’ the mind, cognition, and action.
Rad je prijevod na kineski izvornog članka "Body, Brain, and Beauty: The Place of Aesthetics in the World of the Mind" objavljenog najprije na francuskom a potom i na engleskom (oba u odgovarajućim izdanjima časopisa Diogenes).