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Feeling BeautyThe Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience$
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G. Gabrielle Starr

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019316

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019316.001.0001

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Toward a Dynamic Aesthetics: The Sister Arts and Beyond

Toward a Dynamic Aesthetics: The Sister Arts and Beyond

(p.101) 3 Toward a Dynamic Aesthetics: The Sister Arts and Beyond
Feeling Beauty

G. Gabrielle Starr

The MIT Press

This last chapter turns to the history of aesthetics and to particular exemplars of each of the Sister Arts. It does this so that it can pursue the explanatory and interpretative power of a dynamic and cognitive concept of aesthetic experience. So far, the book has proposed that motor imagery offers a promising route for modeling the aesthetic pleasures of poetry, music, and visual art, and the clearest case for understanding the complex ways in which imagery more broadly can enable the integration of and comparison between new areas of knowledge and experience. However, this model raises questions, both around imagery and concerning the dynamic character that the book posits is at the heart of these processes. All aesthetic experience must of necessity sometimes be left behind. Finally, the chapter proposes that something new.

Keywords:   history of aesthetics, Sister Acts, aesthetic experience, modeling, knowlege, experience, dynamic character

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