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Michael Barber, Jochen Dreher

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The papers in this volume were presented at the international and interdisciplinary conference "Phenomenology, Social Sciences, and the Arts," and they focus on the specific interrelationship of a philosophical, epistemological position and a particular social scientific perspective with distinct analytical potential to investigate art phenomena. The phenomenological perspective allows reflection on the subjective point of view of artists and interpreters because of its reflections on the eidetic features of consciousness and on such objective structures as the field of aesthetics, communication, meaning, finite provinces of meaning, music, and literature, because all of these structures lend themselves to the kind of eidetic, or essential-philosophical analysis for which phenomenology is known. The social science perspective by contrast examines the empirical, socio-historic preconditions of the triad: artist and interpreter, and the objectified work of art. The theory of the life-world developed in the interface of phenomenology and social sciences, via an eidetic phenomenological analysis, allows an interpretation of diverse reality spheres involved in the work of art, thus describing the symbolically established meaning structure which is responsible for the function of the art work as such.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01390-9_1

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Barber, M. , Dreher, J. (2014)., Introduction, in M. Barber & J. Dreher (eds.), The interrelation of phenomenology, social sciences and the arts, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 1-7.

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