Psychology and Philosophy of Abstract Art

Neuro-aesthetics, Perception and Comprehension

Authors: Hackett, Paul M.W.

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This book examines how we perceive and understand abstract art in contrast to artworks that represent reality. Philosophical, psychological and neuroscience research, including the work of philosopher Paul Crowther, are considered and out of these approaches a complex model is developed to account for this experience. The understanding embodied in this model is rooted in facet theory, mapping sentences and partially ordered analyses, which together provide a comprehensive understanding of the perceptual experience of abstract art.

About the authors

Paul Hackett works at Emerson College, USA and is an academic visitor in the philosophy department, Oxford University, UK. He is a psychologist with research interests that cross other disciplines, including philosophy and neuroscience with a concentration on categorial behaviour. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Defining Two-Dimensional Abstract Art

    Hackett, Paul M. W.

    Pages 1-10

  • Theorizing Perception

    Hackett, Paul M. W.

    Pages 11-34

  • Expanding Theoretical Complexity

    Hackett, Paul M. W.

    Pages 35-50

  • Perceptual Content, Process and Categorial Ontologies

    Hackett, Paul M. W.

    Pages 51-88

  • Mapping Sentence and Partial Order Mereology for Perceiving Abstract Art

    Hackett, Paul M. W.

    Pages 89-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychology and Philosophy of Abstract Art
Book Subtitle
Neuro-aesthetics, Perception and Comprehension
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48332-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48332-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48331-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
Topics