Deeper than Reason takes the insights of modern psychological and Robinson begins by laying out a theory of emotion, one that is. This book sets out to examine the role of emotion in both the construction and reception of art. It begins by a survey of recent theories of emotion and then. Jenefer Robinson. · Rating details · 21 ratings · 3 reviews. Deeper than Reason takes the insights of modern scientific research on the emotions and uses.

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The way music arouses emotion lends indirect support to the theory of emotion outlined in Part One.

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James rated it really liked it Mar 16, John rated it really liked it Jan 08, Jun 17, Mitch rated it liked it. Needlework in English Literature and Visual Arts Artistic and Literary Commitments Sign in Create an account. Robinson begins by laying out a theory of emotion, one that is supported by the best evidence from current empirical work on emotions, and then in the light of this theory examines some of the ways in which the emotions function in the arts.


Neo Modernist Voices Robinson surveys some of the chief philosophical puzzles concerning literature and attempts to show how her model can solve or dissolve those difficulties.

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The third column represents the possibility that Robinson suggests may jenefdr be actual: Love’s Knowledge Martha C. Robinson claims that the same happens when reading literature:.

If it were possible, would it be an emotion? Early in the book I believed that her view was that one has an affective appraisal if robinnson only if one has the corresponding physiological changes.

When Robinson argues that readers of fiction do experience emotions, she does so by offering evidence that their bodies undergo physiological changes typical of emotion. Nicole marked it as to-read Aug 07, Hanslick Was Right About Music. Peter Goldie – – Oxford University Press. Deeper than Reason seems deliberately devoid of passion. But it is not the case that if one has the physiological changes typical of a certain emotion type, then one must have had an affective appraisal of that type.

This allows her to bring a more scientific answer to the old question of how literature can generate pleasure from painful material.

The third section of the book is different than the second and the fourth in that Robinson is not here applying her theory of emotion to a particular art form, such as literature or music, but to the role of emotion in the creation of art. Working independently, Prinz and Robinson made use of some of the same psychological and neurological research.


Deeper than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art

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If anything, it seems that a strong physiological change produced by an emotion would be likely to direct the reader’s roobinson to the environment outside the novel. The book will be more relevant to the patient student of philosophy who will be interested in the insights from contemporary psychology and the systematic sifting of diverse aesthetic theories.

Waited to purchase this until it became a bargain, and I’m glad I did. It begins by a survey of recent theories of emotion and then applies them to the action of emotion in the fields of literature, music and, to a lesser extent, painting.

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