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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Robinson’s arguments for this view are compelling. These appraisals are valenced and intentional, but they are not part of higher cognition. Puzzles and Paradoxes 6. But in reading literature, the physiological changes cannot be related to the change of focus in this way. Robinson goes on to emphasize the fluid nature of emotions: Written in a clear and engaging style, the book will make fascinating reading for anyone who is interested in the emotions and how they work, as well as anyone engaged with the arts and aesthetics, especially with questions about emotional expression in the arts, emotional experience of art forms, and, more generally, artistic interpretation.

Jenefer Robinson. Deeper than Reason, Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music and Art

An affective appraisal is much like a cognitive evaluation — e. Given that the relevant stimuli when reading works of fiction require conceptual analysis and linguistic understanding before they can serve to prompt an emotional response, there is some reason to think that the appraisals generated by works of literature may be rather different than those involved dedper, for example, a startle response.


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Nick Zangwill – – British Journal of Aesthetics 44 1: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art. Emily marked it as to-read Aug 15, A Sentimental Education 7. There are three main topics addressed here: Hacker – – International Review of Psychiatry 16 3: If we form a cognitive judgment that appropriately correlates with an affective appraisal that would normally form the core of an emotion, jjenefer yet we do not have the corresponding physiological response, then Robinson concludes that our emotion is not “bona fide” Deeper than Reason seems deliberately devoid of passion.

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Deeper Than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art by Jenefer Robinson

Contemporary British Women Poets. It is clearly an advantage of Robinson’s theory that it begins with a model suited to the most basic emotional responses e.

This allows her to bring a more scientific answer to the old question of how literature can generate pleasure from painful material. Stacia marked it as to-read Sep 04, Jun 17, Mitch rated it liked it.

Robinson shows that in many cases readers experience physiological changes in response to reading that correlate appropriately with the emotions that they report themselves to have.


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Feeling the Music Elisabeth Camp – – Analytic Philosophy 54 3: Critique dreper Pure Music James O. Part Two examines the role of the emotions in understanding literature, especially the great realistic novels of the nineteenth century. These changes do not themselves constitute emotions “unless and until” the subject makes affective appraisals that feed back into those physiological changes.

Deeper than Reason

But she does not show that these changes are produced by automatic affective appraisals; so we cannot rule out the deepwr that these physiological changes are produced, not by an affective appraisal, but rather by a cognitive appraisal, or by some other means. Peter Freund marked it as to-read Sep 20, Part of her accomplishment here is to present a more plausible interpretation of Collingwood than most philosophers are familiar with and then to defend a modest version of his claim that works of art can express the artist’s emotion.

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