Emotion and the Arts / Edition 1

Emotion and the Arts / Edition 1

by Mette Hjort
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195111052

ISBN-13: 9780195111057

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Although there are a number of anthologies dealing with various topics related to the emotions, this is the first to focus on the arts. The editors have collected new essays on emotion and its relation to the arts by fifteen leading aestheticians. The essays consider such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, the rationality and…  See more details below

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Although there are a number of anthologies dealing with various topics related to the emotions, this is the first to focus on the arts. The editors have collected new essays on emotion and its relation to the arts by fifteen leading aestheticians. The essays consider such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, the rationality and ethics of emotional responses to art, and the value of emotion. Contributors include Robert Solomon, Rom Harre, Kendall Walton, and Jerrold Levinson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195111057
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Emotion in Response to Art: A Survey of the Terrain20
2Spelunking, Simulation, and Slime: On Being Moved by Fiction37
3Imagining Emotions and Appreciating Fiction50
4The Paradox of Caring: Fiction and the Philosophy of Mind63
5The Paradox of Fiction: The Report versus the Perceptual Model78
6Contra the Hypothetical Persona in Music95
7Emotion in Music110
8Emotion and Emotions in Theatre Dance119
9On Looking into Titian's Assumption139
10Evaluating Emotional Responses to Fiction157
11Fetishism and Objectivity in Aesthetic Emotion177
12Art, Narrative, and Emotion190
13Toward a Poetics of Emotion215
14In Defense of Sentimentality225
15The Anaesthetics of Emotion246
16Emotions and Identification: Connections Between Readers and Fiction263
References283
Contributors299

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