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Review Of "Debating The Ethics Of Immigration: Is There A Right To Exclude?", Steven Ross Aug 2012

Review Of "Debating The Ethics Of Immigration: Is There A Right To Exclude?", Steven Ross

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Life And Action", Colin Patrick Aug 2012

Review Of "Life And Action", Colin Patrick

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "A Diez Años Del 11 De Septiembre: Como Cambió El Mundo (9/11 Ten Years Ago: How The World Changed)", Maximiliano E. Korstanje Aug 2012

Review Of "A Diez Años Del 11 De Septiembre: Como Cambió El Mundo (9/11 Ten Years Ago: How The World Changed)", Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Ferry Tales: Mobility, Place And Time On Canada’S West Coast", Maximiliano E. Korstanje Aug 2012

Review Of "Ferry Tales: Mobility, Place And Time On Canada’S West Coast", Maximiliano E. Korstanje

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Intentionality And Semiotics: A Story Of Mutual Fecundation", Greg L. Lowhorn Aug 2012

Review Of "Intentionality And Semiotics: A Story Of Mutual Fecundation", Greg L. Lowhorn

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism And Axiomatic Truth", Matthew Mckeon Aug 2012

Review Of "The Tarskian Turn: Deflationism And Axiomatic Truth", Matthew Mckeon

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "A Companion To The Philosophy Of Technology", Qin Zhu Aug 2012

Review Of "A Companion To The Philosophy Of Technology", Qin Zhu

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Natural Signs And Knowledge Of God: A New Look At Theistic Arguments", Jonathan Fuqua Aug 2012

Review Of "Natural Signs And Knowledge Of God: A New Look At Theistic Arguments", Jonathan Fuqua

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Death Of Philosophy: Reference And Self-Reference In Contemporary Thought", Eric Dietrich Aug 2012

Review Of "The Death Of Philosophy: Reference And Self-Reference In Contemporary Thought", Eric Dietrich

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Rethinking The Good: Moral Ideals And The Nature Of Practical Reasoning", Eric Rovie Aug 2012

Review Of "Rethinking The Good: Moral Ideals And The Nature Of Practical Reasoning", Eric Rovie

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Eyes Of The People: Democracy In An Age Of Spectatorship", Alex Sager Aug 2012

Review Of "Eyes Of The People: Democracy In An Age Of Spectatorship", Alex Sager

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Nature Of Technology: What It Is And How It Evolves", Peter H. Denton Aug 2012

Review Of "The Nature Of Technology: What It Is And How It Evolves", Peter H. Denton

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties In A Material World", Jim Blackmon Aug 2012

Review Of "Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties In A Material World", Jim Blackmon

Essays in Philosophy

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On Being Stereoblind In An Era Of 3d Movies, Cynthia Freeland Aug 2012

On Being Stereoblind In An Era Of 3d Movies, Cynthia Freeland

Essays in Philosophy

I happen to have a visual impairment known as strabismus, which means that the information from my eyes is not successfully fused in my brain, so I lack stereoscopic vision. Hence I was surprised to find I could see some depth effects of recent 3D films such as Wim Wenders’s Pina. This experience has prompted me to explore both further information about binocular vision and various disputes about the aesthetic merits of 3D films. My paper takes up the following topics: (1) a review of information about binocular vision and the problem of strabismus; (2) a summary of 3D ...


Getting Emotional Over Contours: A Response To Seeley, Christy Mag Uidhir Aug 2012

Getting Emotional Over Contours: A Response To Seeley, Christy Mag Uidhir

Essays in Philosophy

In the previous paper, Bill Seeley suggests that what follows from research into crossmodal perception for expression and emotion in the arts is that there is an emotional contour (i.e., a contour constitutive of the content of an emotion and potentially realizable across a range of media). As a response of sorts, I speculate as to what this might hold for philosophical and empirical enquiry into expression and emotion across the arts as well as into the nature of the emotions themselves.


Hearing How Smooth It Looks: Selective Attention And Crossmodal Perception In The Arts, W.P. Seeley Aug 2012

Hearing How Smooth It Looks: Selective Attention And Crossmodal Perception In The Arts, W.P. Seeley

Essays in Philosophy

A broad range of behavior is associated with crossmodal perception in the arts. Philosophical explanations of crossmodal perception often make reference to neuroscientific discussions of multisensory integration in selective attention. This research demonstrates that superior colliculus plays a regulative role in attention, integrating unique modality specific visual, auditory, and somatosensory spatial maps into a common spatial framework for action, and that motor skill, emotional salience, and semantic salience contribute to the integration of auditory, visual, and somatosensory information in ordinary perceptual contexts. I present a model for multisensory integration in our engagement with artworks derived from a diagnostic recognition framework ...


Movement For Movement’S Sake? On The Relationship Between Kinaesthesia And Aesthetics, Mark Paterson Aug 2012

Movement For Movement’S Sake? On The Relationship Between Kinaesthesia And Aesthetics, Mark Paterson

Essays in Philosophy

Movement and, more particularly, kinesthesia as a modality and as a metaphor has become of interest at the intersection of phenomenology and cognitive science. In this paper I wish to combine three historically related strands, aisthêsis, kinesthesis and aesthetics, to advance an argument concerning the aesthetic value of certain somatic sensations. Firstly, by capitalizing on a recent regard for somatic or inner bodily senses, including kinesthesia, proprioception and the vestibular system by drawing lines of historical continuity from earlier philosophical investigations on bodily background experience, initially from aisthêsis, Aristotle’s concept of the sensory faculty. Secondly, concepts of the sensate ...


Sensory Fluidity: Dialogues Of Imagination In Art, Kathleen Coessens Aug 2012

Sensory Fluidity: Dialogues Of Imagination In Art, Kathleen Coessens

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How do artists share, translate, reveal their imagination by using different semiotic systems; how can the audience partake in this imagination receiving only images, words, notation, sounds? Starting from artwork of the novelist Italo Calvino and the composers Helmut Lachenmann and Gyorgy Kurtag, this article addresses the relation among imagination, perception, remembrance and expression. The ‘images’ used, be they visual, verbal, auditory or haptic, are much more than images. They concentrate in themselves layers of subjective and intersubjective perceptual, cognitive and emotive experiences. I will argue that imagination relies upon sensory fluidity. This allows us (1) to integrate sensorial experiences ...


Beauty And Beholders: Are Past Intuitions Correct?, Owen Ewald, Ursula Krentz Aug 2012

Beauty And Beholders: Are Past Intuitions Correct?, Owen Ewald, Ursula Krentz

Essays in Philosophy

This essay discusses four definitions of beauty from Western philosophy in light of recent experimental work from the more modern fields of psychology and biology. The first idea, derived from Plato, that beauty consists of relationships between parts, is partially confirmed by recent psychological experiments on infants and adults. The second idea, that beauty consists of one salient feature amid a mass of details, is more recent, perhaps from Hume, and is confirmed by some experiments on adults, but this finding has not been replicated in non-Western cultures. The third idea, that beauty is based on utility, occurs in Plato ...


The Sensuous As Source Of Demand: A Response To Jennifer Mcmahon’S “Aesthetics Of Perception”, Justin L. Harmon Aug 2012

The Sensuous As Source Of Demand: A Response To Jennifer Mcmahon’S “Aesthetics Of Perception”, Justin L. Harmon

Essays in Philosophy

In this response paper I defend an alternative position to both Jennifer McMahon’s neo-Kantian view on the aesthetics of perceptual experience, and the sense-data theory that she rightly repudiates. McMahon argues that sense perception is informed by concepts “all the way out,” and that the empiricist notion of unmediated sensuous access to entities in the world is untenable. She further claims that art is demanding inasmuch as it compels one to engage in an open-ended, cognitive interpretive process with sensuous phenomena, and that it is this very process that opens up a space for critique of the entrenched representational ...


Ordering Our Attributions-Of-Order: Commentary On Mcmahon, Cameron Buckner Aug 2012

Ordering Our Attributions-Of-Order: Commentary On Mcmahon, Cameron Buckner

Essays in Philosophy

In her target article, Jennifer McMahon argues that we understand art not by explicitly interpreting “raw percepts,” but rather by engaging with our implicit tendencies to interpret complex stimuli in terms of culturally-engrained preconceptions and narratives. These attributions of order require a shared conceptual and cultural background, and thus one might worry that in denying access to raw percepts, the view dulls art’s critical edge. Against this worry, McMahon argues that art can continue to create and innovate by inviting us to critically reflect upon the very preconceptions on which our engagement with it necessarily depends. In this commentary ...


The Aesthetics Of Perception: Form As A Sign Of Intention, Jennifer A. Mcmahon Aug 2012

The Aesthetics Of Perception: Form As A Sign Of Intention, Jennifer A. Mcmahon

Essays in Philosophy

Aesthetic judgment has often been characterized as a sensuous cognitively unmediated engagement in sensory items whether visual, auditory, haptic, olfactory or gustatory. However, new art forms challenge this assumption. At the very least, new art forms provide evidence of intention which triggers a search for meaning in the perceiver. Perceived order excites the ascription of intention. The ascription of intention employs background knowledge and experience, or in other words, implicates the perceiver’s conceptual framework. In our response to art of every description we witness the incorrigible tendency in humans to construct meaningful narratives to account for events. Such meaningful ...


Aesthetics And The Senses: Introduction, Cynthia Freeland Aug 2012

Aesthetics And The Senses: Introduction, Cynthia Freeland

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Philosophy Of Sex And Love", Sruthi Rothenfluch Jan 2012

Review Of "The Philosophy Of Sex And Love", Sruthi Rothenfluch

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Discourse Of Tragedy: What Cromagnon Represents", Maximiliano Korstanje Jan 2012

Review Of "The Discourse Of Tragedy: What Cromagnon Represents", Maximiliano Korstanje

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Prudence Of Love: How Possessing The Virtue Of Love Benefits The Lover", Troy Jollimore Jan 2012

Review Of "The Prudence Of Love: How Possessing The Virtue Of Love Benefits The Lover", Troy Jollimore

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Primacy Of The Political: A History Of Political Thought From The Greeks To The French And American Revolutions", Monica Greenwell Janzen Jan 2012

Review Of "The Primacy Of The Political: A History Of Political Thought From The Greeks To The French And American Revolutions", Monica Greenwell Janzen

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach", Ramona Ilea Jan 2012

Review Of "Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach", Ramona Ilea

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "Elemental Philosophy: Earth, Air, Fire, And Water As Environmental Ideas", Lori Gruen Jan 2012

Review Of "Elemental Philosophy: Earth, Air, Fire, And Water As Environmental Ideas", Lori Gruen

Essays in Philosophy

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Review Of "The Time Of Our Lives: A Critical History Of Temporality", Peter H. Denton Jan 2012

Review Of "The Time Of Our Lives: A Critical History Of Temporality", Peter H. Denton

Essays in Philosophy

No abstract provided.