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Motoric Understanding and Aesthetic Appreciation

Gabriele Ferretti    Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany    

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Standard philosophical studies on picture perception usually investigated the peculiar nature of pictorial experience and the way aesthetic appreciation can be generated during this experience. Recently, however, the philosophical literature has also focused on a new aspect of picture perception: the possible involvement that the visual states related to action processing may actually play in pictorial experience. But this role has been studied only in relation to the understanding of the nature of pictorial experience, qua visual experience. This paper offers some preliminar speculation, which may guide future research, on the role of action in aesthetic appreciation of pictures.

Published
June 30, 2021
Accepted
May 17, 2021
Submitted
March 3, 2021
Language
EN

Keywords: ActionVisionPicture perceptionVisual neuroscienceAesthetic appreciation

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