The Aesthetic Self. The Importance of Aesthetic Taste in Music and Art for Our Perceived Identity

J. Fingerhut, J. Gomez-Lavin, C. Winklmayr & J. J. Prinz

December 1, 2021

People have “Aesthetic Selves” or identities we construct & convey to others around the things we care about that revolves around preferences for art/music. A shift in taste is judged to be a shift in identity: Central aspects of our identity are constituted by cultural & art-related preferences.

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