The real puzzle from Radford

Erkenntnis 62 (1):29 - 46 (2005)
In this paper, I will argue that Radfords real question is not the conceptual one, as it is usually taken, but the causal one, and show that Waltons account, which treats Radfords puzzle as the conceptual question, is not a satisfactory solution to it. I will also argue that contrary to what Walton claims, the causal question is not only important, but also closely related to the conceptual and normative questions. What matters is not that Walton has not solved Radfords puzzle per se, but that he has not recognized the importance of this puzzle. While doing this, I will suggest a revision to the cognitive theory of emotion.
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Kendall L. Walton (1978). Fearing Fictions. Journal of Philosophy 75 (1):5-27.
Peter Lamarque (1981). How Can We Fear and Pity Fictions? British Journal of Aesthetics 21 (4):291-304.

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K. I. M. Seahwa (2010). The Rationality of Emotion Toward Fiction. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 34 (1):106-119.

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