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Readymades, Artificial Art, New Media Nature versus art

By Remko Scha

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experience as a cognitive phenomenon: a feature of perception which is manifested when perception becomes conscious of itself-- when the process of input interpretation does not yield a definite final result, but nevertheless creates a coherent experience. For today's reader, it is striking that Kant’s discussion is not primarily concerned with works of art, but with natural phenomena-- his paradigm examples evoke flowers, crystals, landscapes, stormy seas and starry skies. This is not a coincidence; it is connected with essential properties of Kant’s theory. In his view, the esthetic experience presupposes a disinterested attitude; it does not involve any practical purposes; it is distinguished from ‘ordinary’, practically oriented perceptual processes in that it is not oriented towards grasping the input under a determinate concept. Manmade artworks have an inherently problematic status in Kant’s theory. Western highbrow art seems to agree with Kant’s point o

Year: 2009
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