Deeper Than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art / Edition 1

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About the Author:
Jenefer Robinson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati

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"Robinson is the only philosopher of music known to me who seems to have understood that musical experience involves the activation of the motor system and to have grasped this fact's fundamental importance. Deeper than Reason is impressive. Indeed, it is the best philosophical monograph I know on emotion and the arts. Among its many achievements is one most rare: it manages to be both accessible and profound." — Modern Philology

"Jenefer Robinson's Deeper Than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art is a remarkable book, with a wide scope and a clear, compelling main thesis. In this book, Robinson convincingly shows how the expression and experience of emotion play a central role in the appreciation and creation of artworks."—James Harold, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199263653
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 515
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 What are emotions and how do they operate?
1 Emotions as judgements 5
2 Boiling of the blood 28
3 Emotion as process 57
Pt. 2 Emotion in literature
4 The importance of being emotional 105
5 Puzzles and paradoxes 136
6 A sentimental education 154
7 Formal devices as coping mechanisms 195
Pt. 3 Expressing emotion in the arts
8 Pouring forth the soul 231
9 A new romantic theory of expression 258
Pt. 4 Music and the emotions
10 Emotional expression in music 295
11 The expression of emotion in instrumental music 322
12 Listening with emotion : how our emotions help us to understand music 348
13 Feeling the music 379
14 Epilogue 413
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