Arnold Berleant

American philosopher

Arnold Berleant (born 4 March 1932) is an American scholar and author who is active both in philosophy and music.

Arnold Berleant, 2008


  • Assigning central importance to the aesthetic in human experience may seem to be a radical inversion, placing what is usually considered secondary and peripheral at the center of the human world as its nourishing source. Isn’t this an ingenuous simplification of the vast range and complexity of experience?
    • Sensibility and Sense: The Aesthetic Transformation of the Human World (2010), Introduction
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