Taste and community: the cultural origins of personal experience

  • McMahon, Jennifer (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • von Sturmer, Daniel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sinnerbrink, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Freeland, Cynthia (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Guyer, Paul (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Matthen, Mohan (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Healy, Claire (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Cordeiro, Sean (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The objective is to contribute to the formation of community between people with diverse cultural commitments by revealing how value and meaning is constructed within communities, for which the attribution of meaning to art provides analogy. This project trargets the way artistic value and meaning are atributed to particular artworks. The novelty anf innovation are in developing a medium (involving a website and imagery) through which the expertise of philosophers and artists can be brought to bear upon a social problem. Organising principles include the role of imaginative constructs in motivating ethical or socially oriented behaviour and the under-determination of meaning and value in the percrptable features of cultural artefacts.
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$251,000.00


  • Art, Perception, Philosophy