Emotion and the Arts / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195111057
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1 Emotion in Response to Art: A Survey of the Terrain 20
2 Spelunking, Simulation, and Slime: On Being Moved by Fiction 37
3 Imagining Emotions and Appreciating Fiction 50
4 The Paradox of Caring: Fiction and the Philosophy of Mind 63
5 The Paradox of Fiction: The Report versus the Perceptual Model 78
6 Contra the Hypothetical Persona in Music 95
7 Emotion in Music 110
8 Emotion and Emotions in Theatre Dance 119
9 On Looking into Titian's Assumption 139
10 Evaluating Emotional Responses to Fiction 157
11 Fetishism and Objectivity in Aesthetic Emotion 177
12 Art, Narrative, and Emotion 190
13 Toward a Poetics of Emotion 215
14 In Defense of Sentimentality 225
15 The Anaesthetics of Emotion 246
16 Emotions and Identification: Connections Between Readers and Fiction 263
References 283
Contributors 299
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