The Berlin Einstein Group is currently setting up an online study to test different aspects of art appreciation related to wonder, interest,
Joerg Fingerhutis currently working on a
paper on the role of cultural artifacts in the philosophy of mind and on embodied aesthetic engagement and art appreciation.
Jesse Prinz is preparing a book on wonder as the emotion that underlies all our aesthetic appreciation.
Berlin Group and Fellows
Katrin Heimann & Joerg Fingerhut: How does our habituation to the optic flow of film alter our perceptual states? Can we become
perceptually habituated to filmic means that are initially perceived as a strong violation? How does the violation of perceptual expectancies figure in our aesthetic evaluation of
associated researchers (Einstein-related work)
Javier Gomez-Lavin (June/July 2015, June/July 2016, January/February and June/July 2017, June-September 2019) is working on moral and aesthetic aspects of personal identity.
Aenne Brielmann (scholarship August 2016 and July/August 2017) is working on different models of beauty.
Fellows & Fellows (Einstein-Related work)
Katharina Anna Helming & Maureen Sieare investigating the relationship between eye-gaze as a social cue, identity and moral
Eva Weber-Guskar is working on how wonder might be the beginning of every philosophical question and consideration. But does a work of art have to make us wonder in order to
be called a work of art at all? I think it does not. Alternatively, I want to defend a pluralistic account of art. Therein I focus on the emotion of aesthetic awe as one of several attitudes
that the reception of and the engagement with works of art can elicit.