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Art''s Emotions : Ethics, Expression and Aesthetic Experience

By: Freeman, Damien.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (223 p.).ISBN: 9781317547563.Subject(s): Aesthetics -- Psychological aspects | Art and morals | Arts -- Psychological aspects | Emotions in artGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Art''s Emotions : Ethics, Expression and Aesthetic ExperienceDDC classification: 700.1/9 | 700.19 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication ; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The emotional economy; 2. Perception of emotion in the world; 3. The varieties of emotional experience; 4. Art and the plenary experience of emotion; 5. The value of art and the practice of life; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet's Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar's Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we find these experiences rewarding in similar ways? As our awareness of emotion in art, and our engagement with art's emotions, can make such a special contribution to our life, it is timely for a philosopher to seek to account for the nature and signific
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication ; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The emotional economy; 2. Perception of emotion in the world; 3. The varieties of emotional experience; 4. Art and the plenary experience of emotion; 5. The value of art and the practice of life; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Despite the very obvious differences between looking at Manet's Woman with a Parrot and listening to Elgar's Cello Concerto, both experiences provoke similar questions in the thoughtful aesthete: why does the painting seem to express reverie and the music, nostalgia? How do we experience the reverie and nostalgia in such works of art? Why do we find these experiences rewarding in similar ways? As our awareness of emotion in art, and our engagement with art's emotions, can make such a special contribution to our life, it is timely for a philosopher to seek to account for the nature and signific

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The central strand of this dense, intricate book begins with an account of emotion in general. Building on the seminal work of William James, Freeman (Univ. of Cambridge, UK) proposes a theory of emotion as an economy or system of mental states and dispositions. He then turns to the experience of emotions--one's own and the emotions one perceives in the world. The interaction of one's emotions and those one perceives in objects and other persons is explained in terms of "infection," "communication," and "articulation," the combination of the three being called "the plenary experience of emotion." The author finds this combination to be distinctive of one's emotional engagement with works of art. Finally, this unique engagement with artworks is identified with the value of art: it enables people to feel at home in the world. This book started life as a doctoral dissertation, and no attempt has been made to address an audience not prepared to devote minute, academically informed attention to it. Influences are all acknowledged and summarized; disputes are painstakingly laid out and resolved. No unoriginal idea goes uncredited. Summing Up: Recommended. Research libraries only; graduate students and researchers. R. Bonzon Augustana College

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<p>Damien Freeman lectures on ethics and aesthetics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia. His book Figuring out Figurative Art (with Derek Matravers) is also published by Routledge.</p> <p><br></p>

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