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Passionate EnginesWhat Emotions Reveal about the Mind and Artificial Intelligence$
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Craig DeLancey

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195142716

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195142713.001.0001

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Emoting for Fictions

Emoting for Fictions

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(p.103) 6 Emoting for Fictions
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Passionate Engines
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Craig Delancey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195142713.003.0006

The fact that we emote for fictions is incompatible with some cognitivist views of emotions and has therefore received a great deal of attention and been called the paradox of emotion and fiction. I show how the affect program theory offers an explanation of how and why we emote for fictions. Central to this approach, is the idea that the entertainment of content is prior to and more basic than the consideration of whether a content is warranted.

Keywords:   content, emotion, fiction, paradox of emotion and fiction, warrant

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