Attitude esthétique et unité de l’expérience


Aesthetic Attitude and Unity of Experience

Generally understood as a particular dimension of the aesthetic experience, the aesthetic attitude is linked to a division of the experience to which this article dedicates a critical examination. Distinct from the ordinary and practical experience, the aesthetic experience would find in the attitude of the same name the guarantee of an insularity that recent researches in cognitive psychology have made definitively inadmissible. But the recognition of a continuity between the ordinary experience and the aesthetic experience was not always accompanied by a re-examination of the traditional concepts of the aesthetic. In this perspective, it seems necessary to clear the conditions of possibility of a reintroduction of praxis in the aesthetic experience itself, by reconsidering its objects from their perceptive environment.

Keywords: aesthetics experience, contemplation, disinterestedness, action, perceptual background, judgment

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