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Emotion in Response to Art

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay surveys the range of philosophical problems that can be encompassed under the rubric, emotion in response to art. It details five such problems, according most of its attention to the ... More


Puzzles and Paradoxes

Jenefer Robinson

in Deeper than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199263653
eISBN:
9780191603211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263655.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The argument of Chapter 4 is defended against a number of objections: that not all novels require emotional involvement (true), that we do not in fact react to novels in a bodily way (false), that I ... More


Consuming Fictions Part III: Immersion, Emotion, and the Paradox of Fiction

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Further challenges to the idea that sui generis imaginings account for our affective responses to fiction are developed. The chapter then undertakes an extended analysis of the “paradox of ... More


Emoting for Fictions

Craig Delancey

in Passionate Engines: What Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142716
eISBN:
9780199833153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142713.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The fact that we emote for fictions is incompatible with some cognitivist views of emotions and has therefore received a great deal of attention and been called the paradox of emotion and fiction. I ... More


Attractive Aversions

Carolyn Korsmeyer

in Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The theorists covered in the first chapter are for the most part contemporary, but disgust has a longer history to consider as well, which is the subject of Chapter 2. As aesthetic theory developed ... More


Physiological Evidence and the Paradox of Fiction

Kathleen Stock

in Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669639
eISBN:
9780191749384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669639.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophical aesthetics has increasingly turned towards empirical evidence to settle long-standing questions. Yet, surprisingly, given philosophers’ tendencies to cautious critical analysis, the use ... 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 (so-called) ‘Paradox of Fiction’

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that, in as much as the ‘paradox of fiction’ is a problem, it is neither a paradox nor about fiction. Colin Radford’s original formulation of the problem is considered and ... More


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