Prototypicality as an explanatory concept in aestethics : a reply to Boselie (1991)

P.P.M. Hekkert, H.M.J.J. Snelders

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    Abstract

    After more than a decade of research into the effect of prototypicality on aesthetic preference, Boselie strongly questioned the validity of this concept [1]. It is argued, however, that his arguments against prototypicality as an explanatory concept in aesthetics are not convincing. The observed effects of prototypicality on preference together with theoretical notions on the importance of classification for perception and appraisal make a strong case for examining the relations between aesthetics preference and (proto)typicality.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-160
    JournalEmpirical Studies of the Arts
    Volume13
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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