Art and Identity: Essays on the Aesthetic Creation of Mind

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Art has the capacity to shape and alter our identities. It can influence who and what we are. Those who have had aesthetic experiences know this intimately, and yet the study of art's impact on the mind struggles to be recognized as a centrally important field within the discipline of psychology. The main thesis of Art and Identity is that aesthetic experience represents a prototype for meaningful experience, warranting intense philosophical and psychological investigation. Currently psychology remains too closed-off from ...

Art and Identity: Essays on the Aesthetic Creation of Mind 2013, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042036345

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