John Dewey shows the essential role of artistic expression in experience. Expression, as emotional articulation, is essential to establishing our intimate engagement with the world. G.W.F. Hegel shows that just this process of expressing our mode of “dwelling” in the world has been operative historically at the cultural level. It is characteristic of contemporary art that, in attempting to establish a new form of dwelling within the context of our technological world, it articulates just this vision of our experience as essentially expressive.
Contemporary Pragmatism – Brill
Published: Jun 16, 2015
Keywords: Hegel’s aesthetics; Dewey’s aesthetics; emotional articulation; abstract expressionism; cultural self-expression