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Art and EmbodimentFrom Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness$
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Paul Crowther

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244973

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.001.0001

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Aesthetic Experience and the Experience of Art

Aesthetic Experience and the Experience of Art

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Art and Embodiment

Paul Crowther

Oxford University Press

This chapter attempts to articulate aesthetic experience and art in relation to ontological reciprocity. Section I elaborates and comments upon Gadamer's critique of formalism, with a view to highlighting its difficulties. It then argues in Section II that, whilst a formalist aesthetic is indeed a valid mode of experiencing art, Gadamer's content-orientated approach can be modified and extended so as to reveal profounder and more significant aspects to such experience.

Keywords:   Gadamer, aesthetic experience, art, ontological reciprocity, formalism

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