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History and essence in human cognition

  • Susan A. Gelman (a1), Meredith A. Meyer (a1) and Nicholaus S. Noles (a1)


Bullot & Reber (B&R) provide compelling evidence that sensitivity to context, history, and design stance are crucial to theories of art appreciation. We ask how these ideas relate to broader aspects of human cognition. Further open questions concern how psychological essentialism contributes to art appreciation and how essentialism regarding created artifacts (such as art) differs from essentialism in other domains.



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History and essence in human cognition

  • Susan A. Gelman (a1), Meredith A. Meyer (a1) and Nicholaus S. Noles (a1)


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