Academic journal article The Review of Metaphysics

The Monist: Vol. 86, No. 4, October 2003

Academic journal article The Review of Metaphysics

The Monist: Vol. 86, No. 4, October 2003

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Art and Mood: Preliminary Notes and Conjectures, NOEL CARROLL

Art and Delusion, GREG CURRIE and JON JUREIDINI

The authors argue that an encounter with fiction takes place on two, not always separated levels: that of the story and its characters and that of the author's activity. Explanations of events in the story can be drawn from both levels, but explanations in terms of authorial intent have a special role in explaining our orientation toward fiction, and reveal some surprising and possibly instructive parallels between fictional absorption and delusional thinking. The authors conclude with some speculations as to how information processing deficits in schizophrenia might result in an "over narrativization" of the world.

Schenkerian Analysis and the Intelligent Listener, MARK DEBELLIS

The Mind in Pictures: Perceptual Strategies and the Interpretation of Visual Art, MARK ROLLINS

Pictures and the Representational Mind, DOMINIC McIVER LOPES

Pictures, Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, ROBERT HOPKINS

This paper discusses two philosophical accounts of how pictures represent, and the relation between such accounts and empirical work on picture perception. …

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