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The Nature of Aesthetic Experience

Author(s): George Herbert Mead
Contributor(s): Silvia Borisova (Translator)
Subject(s): Psychology, Aesthetics, Social Philosophy, Sociology, Pragmatism
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Mead; Dewey; aesthetic experience; reverie; values; pleasure; aesthetic end; shared experience

Summary/Abstract: The main topic of the article is the practical and pragmatic coinciding, on the one hand, of the world of physical objects and on the other, of the world of contact and meaning that one finds in the surrounding physical reality. In this context, aesthetic experience is seen as a fundamental link which lends unity and homogeneity to every human experience and activity, whether collective or individual, through joy, pleasure, delight, the aesthetic attitude, the discovery of meaning and values that complement the purely “technical” element in experience. The very nature of aesthetic experience is rooted in reveries, vague yearnings – but whether these will add the aesthetic final touch to experience, or will remain at the level of the fragmentary and private sphere, unsharable and impossible to co-experience with society, depends entirely on how they are applied in everyday life.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 74-82
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English, Bulgarian