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Media in Mind

Daniel Reynolds


Media in Mind argues that media perform constitutive roles in the minds of media users. It employs pragmatic philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind in showing how media function in their users’ minds. This troubles the concept of internal mental representations, which has been central to both media studies and philosophy of mind. Media in Mind discusses film and video games that pose perceptual challenges for their users. It proposes new understandings of media platforms and interfaces. It discusses platforms as a way of thinking about emergence, a theoretical concern that crosses disc ... More

Keywords: media, film, video game, mind, psychology, philosophy, theory, platform, interface, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190872519
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190872519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Reynolds, author
Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Emory University