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Proprioception as an Aesthetic Sense
The aesthetic senses are the senses by which we experience beauty, grace, and other aesthetic properties. Vision and hearing are commonly recognized as aesthetic senses, while smell, taste, and touch
What is the Physical
Does Bodily Awareness Interfere with Highly Skilled Movement?
Abstract It is widely thought that focusing on highly skilled movements while performing them hinders their execution. Once you have developed the ability to tee off in golf, play an arpeggio on the
The Body Problem
L'A. etudie le probleme de la nature du physique qui se pose de maniere prealable au debat sur le probleme esprit-corps. Au-dela de l'apparente evidence qui permet de connaitre les objets physiques
With infinite utility, more needn't be better
How should a utilitarian act in an infinite world? Faced with the eternity of time, for example, how should he or she choose among actions whose consequences extend infinitely into the future?
A defence of the Via Negativa argument for physicalism
Given this premiss, and assuming the implausibility of systematic causal overdetermination, it follows that everything that has a physical effect must itself be physical. However, what does
Reflective and prereflective bodily awareness in skilled action.
A number of influential theories of skill acquisition posit that the performing body is an absent presence during “habitualized” action. The current article counters this claim by drawing on a wide
Affective Proprioception
Proprioception has been considered, within neuroscience, in the context of the control of movement. Here we discuss a possible second role for this ‘sixth sense’, pleasure in and of movement,
Practice makes perfect: the effect of dance training on the aesthetic judge
According to Hume, experience in observing art is one of the prerequisites for being an ideal art critic. But although Hume extols the value of observing art for the art critic, he says little about