Category: 20 (2022)

EDITORIAL

 

I wrote last year’s editorial in the heat of the pandemic. I expected then that the situation would improve by now. With vaccines available and mitigation protocols in place, I had hope, and still do hope, that we would put the virus behind us. The operations of Contemporary Aesthetics, as an exclusively online publication, have […]

NOTICES

 

CA welcomes notices of interest to our readers. These include announcements and reviews of conferences, news items, forthcoming events, etc. Please send them using the submission guidelines. Call For Papers & Media Conference REINVENTING MUSEOLOGY. The Role of Conceptual Art Fondation Maison Science de l’Homme Raspail, Paris 6-7 October 2022 Submission Deadline 15 May 2022 […]

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

Contemporary Aesthetics does not publish book reviews. However, to inform our readers of new publications of interest, we do publish brief descriptions extracted from information provided by the publishers. These notices do not necessarily represent the views or judgment of this journal. Readers are invited to send us such information about books they think will interest […]

ARTICLES 

The Aesthetic Impact of the Garden of Eden

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The Aesthetic Impact of the Garden of Eden David Fenner   Abstract No garden in the history of the world has had a greater impact on gardens and gardening than the Garden of Eden, as expressed in the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions, regardless of whether the Garden of Eden ever existed. Yet, given evidence […]

SYMPOSIUM 

Symposium on Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics by John Carvalho

 

Symposium on Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics by John Carvalho   The commentaries collected in this symposium were first developed at the “Author Meets Critics” session on John Carvalho’s Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics at The American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division Meeting in Philadelphia on April 17, 2021. We thank Deborah Knight for organizing the […]

Against Theory—Again (Though with Reservations)

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Against Theory—Again (Though with Reservations) Ivan Gaskell   Abstract In Thinking with Images (2019), John Carvalho proposes an “aesthetics without theory,” a phrase to be taken rhetorically rather than literally, for he accepts that percipients of artworks bring a theoretical knowledge to their encounters. He seeks to balance appropriate theoretical knowledge, notably Gibson’s theory of […]

More Thinking About Thinking with Images: A Response to Ivan Gaskell, Deborah Knight and Sonia Sedivy

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More Thinking About Thinking with Images: A Response to Ivan Gaskell, Deborah Knight and Sonia Sedivy John M. Carvalho   Abstract I want to start by thanking my critics for reading my book and coming to so many insightful comments and challenging observations about it. I especially want to thank Deborah Knight for suggesting a […]