What Is Art Good For? The Socio-Epistemic Value of Art

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Scientists, humanists, and art lovers alike value art not just for its beauty, but also for its social and epistemic importance; that is, for its communicative nature, its capacity to increase one's self-knowledge and encourage personal growth, and its ability to challenge our schemas and preconceptions. However, empirical research tends to discount the… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00411

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@inproceedings{Sherman2017WhatIA, title={What Is Art Good For? The Socio-Epistemic Value of Art}, author={Aleksandra Sherman and Clair Morrissey}, booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.}, year={2017} }