Article ID: CBB001251569

Einfühlung and Abstraction in the Moving Image: Historical and Contemporary Reflections (2012)


Curtis, Robin (Author)

Science in Context
Volume: 25, no. 3
Issue: 3
Pages: 425-446

Publication Date: 2012
Edition Details: Part of the special issue, “The Varieties of Empathy in Science, Art, and History”
Language: English

Despite the fact that empathy is often simply used as a translation of Einfühlung, the two terms have distinct meanings and distinct disciplinary affiliations. This text considers the manner in which the moving image (whether within a film, video, or art installation) invites spatial forms of engagement akin to those described both by historical accounts of Einfühlung, a form of engagement that pertains not only to the activities of humans represented within images, but also to the aesthetic qualities of images in a more abstract sense and to the forms to be found there.

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Article Lanzoni, Susan (2012) Introduction: Emotion and the Sciences: Varieties of Empathy in Science, Art, and History. Science in Context (pp. 287-300). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Lanzoni, Susan Marie
Parnas, Josef
Shogry, Simon
Jansson, Lennart
England, Renee
Sam Fernández-Garrido
Science in Context
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
History of Psychology
Seventeenth Century
Science as Culture
Penguin Press
Yale University Press
Random House
Kluwer Academic
Clarendon Press
Emotions; passions
Philosophy of mind
Terminology and nomenclature
Descartes, René
Gruhle, Hans W.
Titchener, Edward Bradford
Ward, James
Turkle, Sherry
Spinoza, Baruch
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century, late
20th century
17th century
21st century
United States
Vienna (Austria)

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