BULLOUGH’S ESSAY, “Psychical Distance as a. Factor in given some attention to psychical distance; N1nd Essays Edward Bullough (Stanford, California. , , et passim. 6 Edward Bullough, ‘Psychical Distance’ as a Factor in Art and an Aesthetic Principle,”. The British Journal of Psychology, V (June. The concept of “physical distance” developed by Edward Bullough in his well- known article1has come to be generally accepted as an aesthetic principle.

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Using the term ‘Psychical Distance’, he showed that the states of aesthetic appreciation and artistic production stood outside the context of our personal needs and ends. According to Bullough, this distance lies between the self and affections or objects as the sources of those affections. This paper will attempt to make his concept of ‘Psychical Distance’ clearer.

Several studies have been made on the definition and validity of ‘Psychical Distance’. Those studies assert that it’s a psychical act or a set of properties of objects projected from subjective impressions.


It is this interplay that makes it possible to take the concept of ‘Psychical Distance’ both as an act and as properties. Its interplay can also apply to the personal and the social factors in the history of Art. Bullough accounted for the contrary theories of Art by using ‘Psychical Distance’.

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“Psychical Distance” (Edward Bullough)

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‘Psychical Distance’ as a Factor in Art and an Aesthetic Principle

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