Experiencing a painting: An interdiscplinary discussion regarding epistemology and experiencing

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Abstract

This article discusses how the relationship between the perceiving and the perceived can be outlined in a current philosophical and neuroscientifical understanding. The ambition is to highlight the potential relations between two processes; consciousness and interpretation particularly regarding the experience of art as invoking an immediate feeling. The article takes a philosophical standpoint inspired by Edmund Husserl’s epistemological discussions regarding intentionality and tries to combine it with art as invoking a feeling. In other words, the article tries to answer how art can invoke an immediate feeling within us if we maintain the philosophical understanding of ourselves as the perceiving entity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAkademisk Kvarter
Volume16
Pages (from-to)65-74
Number of pages10
ISSN1904-0008
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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