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How Artworks Modify our Perception of the World

Vernazzani, Alfredo (2021) How Artworks Modify our Perception of the World. [Preprint]

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Many artists, art critics, and poets suggest that an aesthetic appreciation of artworks may modify our perception of the world, including quotidian things and scenes. I call this Art-to-World, AtW. Focusing on visual artworks, in this paper I articulate an empirically-informed account of AtW that is based on content-related views of aesthetic experience, and on Goodman’s and Elgin’s concept of exemplification. An aesthetic encounter with artworks demands paying attention to its aesthetic, expressive, or design properties that realize its purpose. Attention to these properties make percipients better able to spot them in other entities and scenes as well. The upshot is that an aesthetic commerce with artworks enlarges the scope of what we are able to see and has therefore momentous epistemic consequences.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Vernazzani, Alfredoalfredo_vernazzani@hotmail.it
Keywords: Aesthetics; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Scaffolding; Philosophy of Perception; Exemplification; Everyday Aesthetics
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Perception
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Dr. Alfredo Vernazzani
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 14:32
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2021 14:32
Item ID: 18895
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s11097-021-09742-1
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Perception
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18895

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