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Aesthetics: Introduction  

Michael Lacewing and Richard G.T. Gipps

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Feb 2019
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Nov 2018
This introduction provides an overview of the chapters in this section, which explores the role of psychoanalysis in aesthetics. More specifically, the chapters examine some psychoanalytic ... More

Affects in Appreciation  

Susan L. Feagin

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Dec 2009
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Jan 2010
This article explains the complexity argument as offered by Peter Kivy in relation to absolute music. The next section looks at a particular criticism of the complexity argument: that ... More

Art and Emotion  

Alex Neill

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Jan 2005
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Sep 2009
The theory of art in which the abiding philosophical interest in the connection between art and emotion is most explicit is expression theory, of which there have been several, ... More

Love and Literature  

Kathleen Higgins

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Jul 2017
Drawing on Ronald de Sousa’s account of emotional learning through paradigm scenarios, this article argues that literature is an important means through which we develop our conception of ... More

On Richard Wollheim’s Psychoanalytically Informed Philosophy of Art  

Damien Freeman

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Feb 2019
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Nov 2018
This chapter discusses the way in which Wollheim recruits the insights of psychoanalysis to develop a distinctive approach to philosophy of art in particular, and other branches of ... More

Perception and Art  

Dominic McIver Lopes

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Jul 2015
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Jan 2014
Pictures are valuable partly because they engage perception in distinctive ways. This chapter surveys recent accounts of depiction, of the distinctive content and phenomenology of our ... More

Psychoanalysis and Film  

Damian Cox and Michael Levine

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Feb 2019
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Nov 2018
Those who believe that the psychoanalytic understanding of human nature is broadly correct will also likely believe that there are essential aspects of film that cannot be adequately ... More

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