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Musical Works as Compositional Actions: A Critique

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter completes the case for the type/token theory by favourably contrasting it with the conception of musical works as compositional actions. Two versions of this competitor theory are ... More


Photographic Traces and Documentary Films: Comments for Gregory Currie

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Gregory Currie's characteristically stimulating and carefully crafted article “Visible Traces: Documentary Film and the Contents of Photographs,” which introduces a ... More


Imaginative Resistance Revisited

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the puzzle of imaginative resistance, partially defending and partially refining the account presented in the previous chapter. It explores imaginative resistance as a special ... More


Le Grand Imagier Steps Out: On the Primitive Basis of Film Narration

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This is the chapter that introduces the rather idiosyncratic positive views about our epistemic relations to fiction film that are defended in this book. First, in agreement with Kendall Walton and ... More


Fiction and Narrative

Derek Matravers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that there is no special link between fiction and imagination and that the current consensus in the philosophy of fiction—based in particular on work by Kendall Walton and Gregory ... More


The Essence of Cinema?

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes Gregory Currie's Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science as a major event in the study of film. It represents the first thoroughgoing philosophy of film in the ... More


Le Grand Imagier in Review

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In responding to Currie’s objection in Chapter 2, the reply vacillated between two related but distinguishable versions of the Imagined Seeing Thesis. In this chapter, a distinction is explicitly ... More


The Film Theory that Never was: A Nervous Manifesto

Gregory Currie

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is a manifesto of the film theory of Gregory Currie. He thinks that his work brings a connection between film and cognitive psychology. The chapter begins with a glimpse of an ideal ... More


The Imagined Seeing Thesis

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, there is a discussion of some fundamental questions about the nature of our perceptual/imaginative relationship to the fictions depicted in movies. First, it is argued that viewers ... More


Character, Social Psychology, and the Cognitive Value of Literature

Robert Stecker

in Questions of Character

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter takes up the question of whether literature can have cognitive value. It responds to skepticism with regard to the cognitive value of literature voiced recently by Gregory Currie. Currie ... More


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