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  1. Novum Organum.Francis Bacon, Peter Urbach & John Gibson - 1996 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 47 (1):125-128.
     
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  2. Cognitivism and the Arts.John Gibson - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (4):573-589.
    Cognitivism in respect to the arts refers to a constellation of positions that share in common the idea that artworks often bear, in addition to aesthetic value, a significant kind of cognitive value. In this paper I concentrate on three things: (i) the challenge of understanding exactly what one must do if one wishes to defend a cognitivist view of the arts; (ii) common anti-cognitivist arguments; and (iii) promising recent attempts to defend cognitivism.
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    Fiction and the Weave of Life.John Gibson - 2007 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Literary fiction is of crucial importance in human life. It is a source of understanding and insight into the nature of the human condition, yet ever since Plato, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible explanation of how this can be the case. For surely the fictionality - the sheer invented character - of the literary text means that fiction presents not our world, but other worlds? In Fiction and the Weave of Life, John Gibson offers a novel and intriguing (...)
  4. Lyric Self-Expression.Hannah H. Kim & John Gibson - 2021 - In Sonia Sedivy (ed.), Art, Representation and Make-Believe: The Philosophy of Kendall Walton.
    Philosophers ask just whose expression, if anyone’s, we hear in lyric poetry. Walton provides a novel possibility: it’s the reader who “uses” the poem (just as a speech giver uses a speech) who makes the language expressive. But worries arise once we consider poems in particular social or political settings, those which require a strong self-other distinction, or those with expressions that should not be disassociated from the subjects whose experience they draw from. One way to meet this challenge is (...)
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  5. Between Truth and Triviality.John Gibson - 2003 - British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (3):224-237.
    A viable theory of literary humanism must do justice to the idea that literature offers cognitive rewards to the careful reader. There are, however, powerful arguments to the effect that literature is at best only capable of offering idle visions of a world already well known. In this essay I argue that there is a form of cognitive awareness left unmentioned in the traditional vocabulary of knowledge acquisition, a form of awareness literature is particularly capable of offering. Thus even if (...)
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  6. Really Boring Art.Andreas Elpidorou & John Gibson - forthcoming - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy.
    There is little question as to whether there is good boring art, though its existence raises a number of questions for both the philosophy of art and the philosophy of emotions. How can boredom ever be a desideratum of art? How can our standing commitments concerning the nature of aesthetic experience and artistic value accommodate the existence of boring art? How can being bored constitute an appropriate mode of engagement with a work of art as a work of art? More (...)
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  7. Literature and Knowledge.John Gibson - 2009 - In Richard Eldridge (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.
    What is the relation between works of fiction and the acquisition of knowledge?
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  8. What Makes a Poem Philosophical?John Gibson - 2018 - In Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé & Michael LeMahieu (eds.), Wittgenstein and Modernism. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press. pp. 130-152.
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    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature.Noel Carroll & John Gibson (eds.) - 2015 - Routledge.
    _The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature_ is an in-depth examination of literature through a philosophical lens, written by distinguished figures across the major divisions of philosophy. Its 40 newly-commissioned essays are divided into six sections: historical foundations what is literature? aesthetics & appreciation meaning & interpretation metaphysics & epistemology ethics & political theory _The Companion_ opens with a comprehensive historical overview of the philosophy of literature, including chapters on the study’s ancient origins up to the 18 th -20 th (...)
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  10. Empathy.John Gibson - 2015 - In Noël Carroll & John Gibson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. Routledge. pp. 200-219.
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  11. Interpreting Words, Interpreting Worlds.John Gibson - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (4):439–450.
    It is often assumed that literary meaning is essentially linguistic in nature and that literary interpretation is therefore a purely linguistic affair. This essay identifies a variety of literary meaning that cannot be reduced to linguistic meaning. Meaning of this sort is generated not by a communicative act so much as through a creative one: the construction of a fictional world. The way in which a fictional world can bear meaning turns out to be strikingly unlike the way a sentence (...)
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  12. An Aesthetics of Insight.John Gibson - 2019 - In Beauty: New Essays in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. Munich, Germany: pp. 277-306.
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    The Literary Wittgenstein.John Gibson & Wolfgang Huemer (eds.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    _The Literary Wittgenstein_ is a stellar collection of articles relating the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein to core problems in the theory and philosophy of literature. Amid growing recognition that Wittgenstein's philosophy has important implications for literary studies, this book brings together twenty-one articles by the most prominent figures in the field. Eighteen of the articles are published here for the first time. _The Literary Wittgenstein_ applies the approach of Wittgenstein to core areas of literary theory, including poetry, deconstruction, the ethical (...)
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  14. On the Ethical Character of Literature.John Gibson - 2018 - In Espen Hammer (ed.), Kafka's The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 85-110.
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  15. Thick Narratives.John Gibson - 2011 - In John Gibson & Noel Carroll (eds.), Narrative, Emotion, and Insight. PSUP. pp. 69.
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    The Philosophy of Poetry.John Gibson (ed.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press.
    The Philosophy of Poetry brings together philosophers of art, language, and mind to expose and address the array of problems poetry raises for philosophy. This volume offers a powerful demonstration of how central poetry should be to philosophy, and sets out the various puzzles and paradoxes that future work in the field will have to address.
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  17. Literature and Knowledge.John Gibson - 2009 - In Richard Eldridge (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oup Usa.
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  18. The Question of Poetic Meaning.John Gibson - 2011 - Nonsite (4).
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  19. Introduction: The Place of Poetry in Contemporary Aesthetics.John Gibson - 2015 - In The Philosophy of Poetry. Oxford University Press. pp. 1-16.
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  20. The Literary Wittgenstein.John Gibson - 2006 - Philosophy 81 (316):367-375.
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    The New Propositionalism.Bernard Harrison & John Gibson - 2017 - Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 2 (15):263-289.
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    Interpreting Words, Interpreting Worlds.John Gibson - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (4):439-450.
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    Performance Versus Results a Critique of Values in Contemporary Sport.John H. Gibson - 1993 - SUNY Press.
    This study examines the consequences of cultural development on the emergence of contemporary sport. The current preoccupation with statistics and reductionist theories has objectified athletic performance to the extent that the scoreboard identifies excellence. Gibson offers an alternative position that focuses on the relationship of the athlete to the sport.
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  24. A Puzzle of Poetic Expression.John Gibson - 2016 - The Philosophers' Magazine 74 (3):56-62.
  25. Reading For Life.John Gibson - 2004 - In John Gibson Wolfgang Huemer (ed.), The Literary Wittgenstein. Routledge.
     
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    Sulla Produzione del Senso.John Gibson - 2017 - In Guido Ferraro & Antonio Dante Maria Santangelo (eds.), Narrazione e Realtà: Il Senso degli Eventi. Roma: pp. 97-116.
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  27. Narrative and the Literary Imagination.John Gibson - 2014 - In Allen Speight (ed.), Narrative, Philosophy & Life. Springer. pp. 135-50.
    This paper attempts to reconcile two apparently opposed ways of thinking about the imagination and its relationship to literature, one which casts it as essentially concerned with fiction-making and the other with culture-making. The literary imagination’s power to create fictions is what gives it its most obvious claim to “autonomy”, as Kant would have it: its freedom to venture out in often wild and spectacular excess of reality. The argument of this paper is that we can locate the literary imagination’s (...)
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  28. Skepticism and the Idea of an Other.John Gibson & Simona Bertacco - 2011 - In Bernie Rhei (ed.), Stanley Cavell and Literary Theory: Consequences of Skepticism. Continuum.
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  29. Interpretation, Literature and Meaning Skepticism.John Gibson - 2016 - In Dirk-Martin Grube (ed.), Meaning and Interpretation. Brill.
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  30. What Do Humanists Want?John Gibson - 2013 - In P. Hanna (ed.), Reality and Culture: Essays on the Philosophy of Bernard Harrison. Rodopi.
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  31. Zombie Philosophy.John Gibson - 2014 - In Edward P. Comentale & Aaron Jaffe (eds.), The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center. Bloomington, IN, USA: pp. 416-436.
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  32. Representation and the Novel.John Gibson - 2013 - The Henry James Review 34 (3):220-231.
  33. On (Not) Making Oneself Known.John Gibson - 2018 - In Tzachi Zamir (ed.), Shakespeare's Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford, UK: pp. 17-45.
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    Opposite: Poems, Philosophy & Coffee.John Gibson - forthcoming - British Journal of Aesthetics.
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  35. Professor.John Gibson - forthcoming - In Noël Carroll & John Gibson (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature. Routledge.
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  36. Martin Morris, Rethinking the Communicative Turn: Adorno, Habermas and the Problem of Communicative Freedom. [REVIEW]John Gibson - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (6):428-429.
     
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  37. Interpretation, Sincerity and "Theory".John Gibson - 2010 - Contemporary Aesthetics 8.
  38. A Sense of The World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative, and Knowledge.John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer & Luca Pocci - 2007 - In Michael Beaney (ed.), The Analytic Turn: Analysis in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology. Routledge.
    A team of leading contributors from both philosophical and literary backgrounds have been brought together in this impressive book to examine how works of literary fiction can be a source of knowledge. Together, they analyze the important trends in this current popular debate. The innovative feature of this volume is that it mixes work by literary theorists and scholars with work of analytic philosophers that combined together provide a comprehensive statement of the variety of ways in which works of fiction (...)
     
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  39. Narrative, Emotion, and Insight.Noël Carroll & John Gibson (eds.) - 2011 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    While narrative has been one of the liveliest and most productive areas of research in literary theory, discussions of the nature of emotional responses to art and of the cognitive value of art tend to concentrate almost exclusively on the problem of fiction: How can we emote over or learn from fictions? _Narrative, Emotion, and Insight _explores what would happen if aestheticians framed the matter differently, having narratives—rather than fictional characters and events—as the object of emotional and cognitive attention. The (...)
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  40. Wittgenstein and Literary Studies.Robert Chodat & John Gibson (eds.) - 2022 - New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
    Wittgenstein is often regarded as the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, and in recent decades, his work has begun to play a prominent role in literary studies, particularly in debates over language, interpretation, and critical judgment. Wittgenstein and Literary Studies solidifies this critical movement, assembling recent critics and philosophers who understand Wittgenstein as a counterweight to longstanding tendencies in both literary studies and philosophical aesthetics. The essays here cover a wide range of topics. Why have contemporary writers been (...)
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    文人维特根斯坦.John Gibson & Wolfgang Huemer (eds.) - 2008 - Sanhui.
    Translation of _The Literary Wittgenstein_ (ed. by John Gibson and Wolfgang Huemer, London: Routledge, 2004). Simplified Chinese. ISBN 978-7-80762-896-5.
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  42. Kritischer Pluralismus und Erkenntniszuwachs. Translated in German by Gabrielle Boller.John Gibson - 2007 - In Alex Burri & Wolfgang Huemer (eds.), Kunst Denken. Mentis. pp. 105--116.
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  43. Paul Fairfield, Theorizing Praxis: Studies in Hermeneutical Pragmatism Reviewed By.John Gibson - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22 (1):31-32.
     
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  44. Wolfgang Iser, The Range of Interpretation. [REVIEW]John Gibson - 2002 - Philosophy in Review 22:330-331.
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    Narrative, Emotion, and Insight.John Gibson & Noel Carroll (eds.) - 2011 - Penn State University Press.
    A collection of essays, written for this volume by leaders in the field, that study the emotional and cognitive significance of narrative and its implications for aesthetics and the philosophy of art.
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    A Sense of the World: Essays on Fiction, Narrative, and Knowledge.John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer & Luca Pocci (eds.) - 2007 - Routledge.
    A team of leading contributors from both philosophical and literary backgrounds have been brought together in this impressive book to examine how works of literary fiction can be a source of knowledge. Together, they analyze the important trends in this current popular debate. The innovative feature of this volume is that it mixes work by literary theorists and scholars with work of analytic philosophers that combined together provide a comprehensive statement of the variety of ways in which works of fiction (...)
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    Wittgenstein und die Literatur.John Gibson & Wolfgang Huemer (eds.) - 2006 - Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.
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    YABLO, STEPHEN. Aboutness. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014, Xi + 221 Pp., $45.00 Cloth. [REVIEW]John Gibson - 2016 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 74 (2):206-208.
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    The Philosophy of Literature by Lamarque, Peter. [REVIEW]John Gibson - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (1):68-70.
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    Interpretive Reasoning Edited by Stern, Laurent. [REVIEW]John Gibson - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (4):481–483.
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