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Paradoxes of emotion and fiction

Author: Robert J Yanal
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1999.
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How can we experience real emotions when viewing a movie or reading a novel or watching a play when we know the characters whose actions have this effect on us do not exist? This is a conundrum that has puzzled philosophers for a long time, and in this book Robert Yanal both canvasses previously proposed solutions to it and offers one of his own. First formulated by Samuel Johnson, the paradox received its most  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yanal, Robert J.
Paradoxes of emotion and fiction.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98043075
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Yanal
ISBN: 9780271071411 0271071419 9780271040127 0271040122
OCLC Number: 680325572
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 164 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Robert J. Yanal.


A philosophical analysis of the puzzles arising from experiencing emotions about fictional characters, this book also considers other paradoxes arising from response to fiction: how we feel suspense  Read more...


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"This confident, rigorous study makes real progress toward illuminating a deeply puzzling aspect of our emotional involvement with literature."-Garry L. Hagberg, Bard College

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