Departmental Seminar Series: Dr Joerg Fingerhut
Embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive theories permeate cognitive science from basic cognition to complex engagements, such as mathematics and language. 4E aesthetics, on the other hand, does not seem be able to keep up with this development. In my talk I will argue that this is due to two problems: (1) a tension between certain enactive approaches to the mind and empirical work done in neuroaesthetics; (2) a multitude of embodiment concepts in the field. I address both problems and show how a properly conceived enactive theory of art might provide necessary means to avoid these problems.
Dr. Joerg Fingerhut is Principal Investigator of the interdisciplinary Einstein Research Group “Consciousness, Emotions, Values” (https://www.einsteinmindbrain.de/einstein-group-berlin/joerg-fingerhut/) at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His fields of expertise are embodied cognition and empirical aesthetics. He received his PhD in philosophy for a work on the constitutive role of the bodily action for cognition in a joint project of art historians and philosophers. He then was “Art & Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow” at Columbia University (2013) and assistant professor at the University of Stuttgart (2013-2015) before starting his position in Berlin. He also is the director of the Berlin based Association of Neuroesthetics (AoN) that fosters interactions between the arts and neuroscience.
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