Aesthetics and Aisthesis: New Perspectives and (Re)Discoveries (German Life and Civilization)
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 20, 2002)
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Aesthetics originated in the mid-eighteenth century as a branch of the theory of cognition; it was then - from Kant on - limited to the arts, the beautiful, and the sublime; eventually - starting in the last decade of the twentieth century - aesthetics has been rediscovered in its full dimension as a theory of sensate cognition. This volume contains the contributions to the 33rd Wisconsin Workshop. The articles cover the revaluation of the history of aesthetics, neurobiological aspects of the processing of aisthesis, and multiple aspects of the most recent very lively debates about the realm, scope, and pertinence of aesthetics.