Aesthetic cognitivism: towards a concise case for doctoral research through practices in the visual arts.

Riley, Howard (2018) Aesthetic cognitivism: towards a concise case for doctoral research through practices in the visual arts. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 18 (4). ISSN 1474-0222

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Abstract

This article addresses a question frequently posed in UK universities: Does the PhD model of contributing new knowledge fit art, where there are no definitive answers and the main strength of the research is its ability to question?, answering in the positive by distinguishing between propositional knowledge, and understanding. It distils an aesthetic cognitivist position from which the visual arts are construed as powerful means of deepening our understanding, a source of non-propositional knowledge on a par with, although qualitatively different from, the way that the sciences are construed as the means to propositional knowledge. The distinguishing feature is an attempt to provide a concise overview of the background and structure of the case for the inclusivity of research through visual arts practices at doctoral level in the universities, based upon an aesthetic cognitivist position which I hope will support those charged with advocating proposals in a cross-disciplinary committee context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Types of knowledge, Cross-disciplinary research committees, Aesthetic cognitivism, Visual arts as research, Inclusivity
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Wales Institute for Science & Art (WISA) > Academic Discipline: Art & Media
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 14:22
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/859

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