Jagiellonian University – Institute of Philosophy
In 1930 American pragmatist philosopher John Dewey introduced into aesthetics a relatively new idea of experience. Living in modern time Dewey offered non-modernist way of thinking which especially in the field of aesthetics seems to be more adequate to our time than the modern ideas of aesthetic experience and autonomy of art. After short presentation of Dewey’s philosophy of aesthetics I would like to show its inner dimensions that are fully developed today: ecological, evolutionary and transhuman tendencies, experience as interaction, soma and sensuous perspective.
pragmatism, somaesthetics, evolution, animal aesthetics