Many belief systems, religions in particular, use art for promoting their messages and furthering their missions. What makes art so effective in building and solidifying...
Aesthetic Cognitivism is a theory about the arts as sources of understanding. What are the kinds of methods or experiments or ways of thinking that can advance how art might...
Understanding the nature of aesthetics—the philosophical study of beauty and taste—requires careful experimentation and innovative ways to reveal essence and tease out...
Creativity generates art. How can art discern or inform the nature of creativity? Conversely, how can discerning or informing art elucidate the creative process?
What can we learn about art by studying perception, cognition, emotion? And what can we learn about perception, cognition, emotion by studying art?
How does human thinking and feeling affect human culture? How does collective society emerge from individual mentalities?
What is happening in our brains when we perceive and appreciate the arts? What are the neural substrates of artistic sensations, feelings and emotions? How do diverse arts...
What’s the relationship between art and morality, if any? Can art impact morality, and if so, is art morally neutral in that art may be a force for either positive morality...
Did art and religion co-evolve in parallel as archeology and anthropology suggest, and if so, what would be the significance? What do art and religion have in common that...
The three-way relationship among mind, art, and transcendence is shown to be specific and uniquely valuable; for example, how the mind appreciates art and what art does...
Can art impact our personal sense of self? Can listening to music you love or engaging with a favorite painting, change your perception of your own inner self? In reverse,...