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Learning From Literature

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

When asked what is learned in literature, the most often given answer is that it is dependent upon what is read, by whom, and in what spirit. However, the point in question in this chapter focuses on ... More


Impassioned Belief

Michael Ridge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199682669
eISBN:
9780191774454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682669.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We all form judgments about what ways of life are worthwhile, what we are morally required to do and so on. These so-called ‘normative’ judgments have seemed puzzling in part because they exhibit ... More


Conditionals and Indeterminacy

Stephen Schiffer

in The Things We Mean

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199257768
eISBN:
9780191602313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257760.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The account of indeterminacy is brought to bear on conditionals, both indicative conditionals and counterfactual conditionals. The existence of conditional propositions is easily secured on the ... More


Attentional Engines: A Perceptual Theory of the Arts

William P. Seeley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190662158
eISBN:
9780190662189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662158.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What is it about art that can be so captivating? How is it that we find value in these often odd and abstract objects and events that we call artworks? My proposal is that artworks are attentional ... More


Cognitivism, Psychology, and Neuroscience: Movies as Attentional Engines

Noël Carroll and William P. Seeley

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Artworks are attentional engines, or artifacts intentionally designed to direct attention to formal features that are diagnostic for their artistically salient aesthetic, expressive, and semantic ... More


Hypnosis, Emotions, and Animality

Hilary Radner and Alistair Fox

in Raymond Bellour: Cinema and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422888
eISBN:
9781474444767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422888.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this section of the interview, Raymond Bellour explains why he thinks hypnosis is superior as a model for explaining the effects of cinema, on the grounds that it involves a somatic displacement ... More


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