Responding Emotionally to Fictions

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):269 - 284 (2009)
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It is widely held that there is a paradox in the fact that we respond emotionally to characters, situations, or events that we know to be fictional, or in other words, when they do not exist. To take a familiar example.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6245.2009.01358.x
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