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Aesthetics on the Edge: Where Philosophy Meets the Human Sciences

Dominic McIver Lopes


Recent years have seen an explosion of research on the biological, neural, and psychological foundations of artistic and aesthetic phenomena, which had previously been the province of the social sciences and the humanities. Meanwhile, it is a boom time for meta-philosophy, many new methods have been adopted in aesthetics, and philosophers are tackling the relationship between empirical and theoretical approaches to aesthetics. These eleven essays propose a methodology especially suited to aesthetics, where problems in philosophy are addressed principally by examining how aesthetic phenomena ar ... More

Keywords: philosophical methodology, art, science, images, perception, action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796657
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198796657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic McIver Lopes, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia