DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2012.04.002
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Robert Lumsden

Abstract: We merely make a temporary invention which covers that part of the world accessible to us at the moment. Jacob Bronowski, The Origins of Knowledge and ImaginationThe paper moves from a consideration of poetic meaning as a somatic, whole body instantiation of imagined verbal structures to an investigation of aesthetic experience in general as a selective excitation of neurologically encoded spectra of possible responses grounded in empathy. It proposes that a particular type of critical enquiry involving a con…

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