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

Jenefer Robinson


This book takes the insights of modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions and brings them to bear on questions about our emotional involvement with the arts. It 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. 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 ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, art forms, artistic interpretation, cognition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263653
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199263655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jenefer Robinson, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati
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