Proprioception as an Aesthetic Sense

  title={Proprioception as an Aesthetic Sense},
  author={Barbara Gail Montero},
  journal={The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism},
  • B. Montero
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Art, Philosophy
  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
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 are not. Proprioception is the sense by which we acquire information about the positions and movements of our own bodies, via receptors in the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. My claim is that proprioception is an aesthetic sense and that one can make aesthetic judgments based on… 
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