The Cognitive Aspects of Aesthetic Experience – Selected Problems
The book is a second volume of the project, which is focused on a systematic examination of aesthetic experience by the unification of philosophical and cognitive-scientific approaches to beauty and aesthetic experience. This volume is focused on the analysis of selected aspects of aesthetic experience, especially on methodological problems and aspects of philosophical and scientific research, the question of the complementarity and compatibility of methods, and needs to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research. Authors of the chapters are considering about diverse areas of perception of beauty, e.g.: pleasure by face perception; the synchronicity by music; the problems of musical chills; the psychosomatic unity of dance; or the problem of development of aesthetic appreciation. Andrej Démuth is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Centre for Cognitive studies at the Trnava University. He studied philosophy and psychology, and is the author of many books and articles on cognition and the relationship between reflected and non-reflected knowledge. His research focuses on modern philosophy, epistemology and cognitive studies.