David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (1):18-34 (2003)
Recent theorists suggest that our capacity to respond affectively to fictions depends on our ability to engage in simulation: either simulating a character in the fiction, or simulating someone reading or watching the fiction as though it were fact. We argue that such accounts are quite successful at accounting for many of the basic explananda of our affective engagements in fiction. Nonetheless, we argue further that simulationist accounts ultimately fail, for simulation involves an ineliminably ego-centred element that is atypical of our experience of fiction. We then draw on recent work in philosophical psychology to articulate a more psychologically plausible account of our emotional engagement with fiction.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Shaun Nichols (2004). Imagining and Believing: The Promise of a Single Code. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 62 (2):129-39.
Shaun Nichols (2006). Just the Imagination: Why Imagining Doesn't Behave Like Believing. Mind and Language 21 (4):459–474.
John Gibson (2008). Cognitivism and the Arts. Philosophy Compass 3 (4):573-589.
Tamar Szabó Gendler (2006). Imaginative Contagion. Metaphilosophy 37 (2):183-203.
Dustin Stokes (2009). Aesthetics and Cognitive Science. Philosophy Compass 4 (5):715-733.
Similar books and articles
R. Stecker (2011). Should We Still Care About the Paradox of Fiction? British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (3):295-308.
Ioannis Votsis, The Scope of Fiction: Comments on Tim Button's 'Where Fiction Ends and Reality Begins' 'Where Fiction Ends and Reality Begins'.
Shaun Nichols (ed.) (2006). The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction. Oxford University Press.
Bijoy H. Boruah (1988). Fiction and Emotion: A Study in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford University Press.
Robert J. Yanal (2007). Self-Deception and the Experience of Fiction. Ratio 20 (1):108-121.
Sarah E. Worth (2007). The Dangers of da Vinci, or the Power of Popular Fiction. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (1):134-143.
Joseph T. Palencik (2008). Emotion and the Force of Fiction. Philosophy and Literature 32 (2):pp. 258-277.
Stavroula Glezakos (forthcoming). Truth and Reference in Fiction. In Gillian Russell & Delia Graff Fara (eds.), Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Routledge
Daniéle Moyal-Sharrock (2009). The Fiction of Paradox: Really Feeling for Anna Karenina. In Ylva Gustafsson, Camilla Kronqvist & Michael McEachrane (eds.), Emotions and Understanding: Wittgensteinian Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan
Jinhee Choi (2003). All the Right Responses: Fiction Films and Warranted Emotions. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (3):308-321.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads98 ( #39,711 of 1,792,064 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #119,861 of 1,792,064 )
How can I increase my downloads?