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Aesthetic Response: Philosophical Foundations of Empirical Studies
Dr. Dominic McIver Lopes
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
University of British Columbia, Department of Philosophy, CANADA
Progress sometimes requires agreement on what is to be explained and recent work on aesthetic response in the various brain and behavioural sciences is hampered by a lack of convergence on explananda. While philosophy sometimes serves to integrate explananda, traditional approaches to aesthetic response in philosophy are not up to the task. A new approach that centres on expertise and aesthetic reasons as involving perceptual sensitivities may be more promising.