Kinaesthetic Empathy as Aesthetic Experience of Music
Les Cahiers philosophiques de Strasbourg
Recently, there has been a growing interest in empirical approaches to aesthetic research questions involving neuroscientiic experiments (Chatterjee, 2013; Shimamura and Palmer, 2013; Tinto and Smith, 2014) . 1 If research questions are especially concerned with aesthetic experience, methodological considerations for empirical aesthetics deserve thorough discussion, taking into account the fact that it is insuicient to use measurement or observation methods from the thirdperson perspective to
... on perspective to assess phenomenal irst-person experience. he relationship between the irst-person and the third-person perspectives can only be addressed by means of an appropriate description of irstperson experience, which is not accessible through empirical research largely conducted from the third-person perspective and examined based on irst-person experiences. his initial thesis of my research leads to the exploration of a phenomenologically oriented empirical method appropriate to addressing the ways in which the aesthetic experience is constituted and the processes underlying that experience, without being necessarily aware of them while aesthetic experience takes place. In the following, a theoretical framework for the empirical investigation of aesthetic experience is introduced before discussing methodological considerations.