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The venture of naturalizing human consciousness/experience has made nice technical strides (e.g., in mapping components of mind activity), yet has been hampered in lots of circumstances by means of its uncritical reliance on a dualistic “Cartesian” paradigm (though as a number of the authors within the assortment indicate, assumptions drawn from Plato and from Kant additionally play a role). the current quantity proposes a model of naturalism in aesthetics drawn from American pragmatism (above all from Dewey, but in addition from James and Peirce)—one primed from the beginning to determine humans not just as embodied, yet as inseparable from the surroundings they have interaction with—and presents a discussion board for authors from varied disciplines to handle particular medical and philosophical matters in the anti-dualistic framework contemplating aesthetic adventure as a strategy of embodied meaning-making. Cross-disciplinary contributions come from prime researchers together with Mark Johnson, Jim Garrison, Daniel D. Hutto, John T. Haworth, Luca F. Ticini, Beatriz Calvo-Merino.

The quantity covers pragmatist aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, enactive cognitive technology, literary experiences, psychology of aesthetics, artwork and layout, sociology.

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