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First-Personal Body Aesthetics as Affirmations of Subjectivity

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First-Personal Body Aesthetics as Affirmations of Subjectivity Madeline Martin-Seaver   Abstract This paper redirects some of the philosophical discussion of sexual objectification. Rather than contributing further to debates over what constitutes objectification and whether it is harmful, I argue that aesthetic experience is a useful tool for resisting objectification. Attending to our embodied experiences provides […]

Black Aesthetics and Relative Autonomy

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Black Aesthetics and Relative Autonomy Michael Kelly   Abstract There has been a recent revival of black aesthetics unprecedented since the 1960s. Some is happening inside academic philosophy, including in this journal (Volume 7, 2009). But there are more examples of black esthetics across other disciplines. A key, controversial concept in transdisciplinary black aesthetics is […]

The Aesthetics of Financial Markets. Beyond Mere Representing and Supporting

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The Aesthetic and Financial Markets. Beyond Mere Representing and Supporting Marcin M. Krawczyk   Abstract The aesthetic, according to Wolfgang Welsch, has several semantic variants. One of them is a phenomenalistic one. Referring to this variant, I show that the aesthetic is something more than a secondary component of electronic capital markets, which reflects what […]

Feet, Lines, Weather, Labyrinth: The Haptic Engagement as a Suggestion for an Ecological Aesthetics

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Feet, Lines, Weather, Labyrinth: The Haptic Engagement as a Suggestion for an Ecological Aesthetics Nicola Perullo   Interaction is between; correspondence in-between -T. Ingold   Abstract In this paper I present a philosophical approach stemming from the general framework of ecological aesthetics, specifically defined here as a perceptual attitude that entails intimacy, engagement, participation, and […]

A Role for Empathy in Decolonizing Aesthetics: Unlikely Lessons from Roger Fry

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A Role for Empathy in Decolonizing Aesthetics: Unlikely Lessons from Roger Fry Ivan Gaskell   Abstract Artist and art historian Roger Fry used Paul Gauguin’s 1896 painting, Po√®mes barbares, to advertise his 1910 exhibition, Manet and the Post-Impressionists. In Vision and Design (1920), Fry promoted the so-called “primitive” art of Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa as […]

An Alternative to “Rules” in Practice Approaches to Distinguishing Art Kinds

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An Alternative to “Rules” in Practice Approaches to Distinguishing Art Kinds Larry Shiner   Abstract Numerous contemporary philosophers have invoked the idea that art is best understood as a social practice in order to distinguish among art kinds or to distinguish Art from closely related practices such as Design. Many general accounts of social practices […]

In Defense of Cities: On Negative Presentation of Urban Areas in Environmental Preference Studies

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In Defense of Cities: On Negative Presentation of Urban Areas in Environmental Preference Studies Anu Besson   Abstract This paper critiques a common research method, image-based studies, in assessing environmental references. The method is used, in particular, in the fields of environmental psychology, landscape studies, and health studies, here called empirical environmental preference studies or […]

Representation and Transparency in Artistic Astronomical Photographs

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Representation and Transparency in Artistic Astronomical Photographs Stephen Chadwick   Abstract The development of astronomical photography has raised many interesting epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical questions, in addition to questions in aesthetics. One such question concerns the nature of the aesthetic properties possessed by these photographs. In this article I concentrate on one such property, namely […]