Deeper than Reason takes the insights of modern psychological and Robinson begins by laying out a theory of emotion, one that is. This book sets out to examine the role of emotion in both the construction and reception of art. It begins by a survey of recent theories of emotion and then. Jenefer Robinson. · Rating details · 21 ratings · 3 reviews. Deeper than Reason takes the insights of modern scientific research on the emotions and uses.

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The physiological changes produced in an emotion serve the evolutionary function of directing our attention in appropriate ways, such as reorienting one’s body to get visual information about the stimulus, as Robinson argues happens in startle responses. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The third section of the book is different than the second and the fourth in that Robinson is not here applying her theory of emotion to a particular art form, such as literature or music, but to the role of emotion in the creation of art.


In this book, Robinson convincingly shows how the expression and experience of emotion play a central role in the appreciation and creation of artworks. Civil War American History: Affective appraisals and teason physiological changes tend to bring us out of the imagination and into our own physical environment. Emotions as Judgements 2. Return to Book Page.

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

Types of Emotional or Pseudo-Emotional Processes. Jendfer account of emotion purports to apply uniformly to emotions in response to art and to emotions in response to real life events. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.


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 and aesthetics, especially with questions about emotional expression in the arts, emotional experience of art forms, and, more generally, artistic interpretation.

Deeper than Reason

Deeper than Reason takes the insights of modern scientific research on the emotions and uses them to illuminate questions about our emotional involvement with the arts. A detailed reading of Edith Wharton’s novel The Reef demonstrates how a great novel can educate us emotionally robijson first evoking instinctive emotional responses and then getting us to cognitively monitor and reflect upon them.

Empathy Amy Coplan and Peter Goldie. Sign in to robindon this feature. The book will be more relevant to the patient student of philosophy who will be interested in the insights from contemporary psychology and the systematic sifting of diverse aesthetic theories.

John rated it really liked it Jan 08, Part One develops a theory of emotions as processes, having reasno their core non-cognitive “instinctive” appraisals, “deeper than reason”, which automatically induce physiological changes and action tendencies, and which then give way to cognitive monitoring of the situation.

She here re-examines the Freudian perspective of Norman Holland who considered content as impulse and form as defense.

But she does not show that the readers make affective appraisals. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Another difference between emotions as they are generally experienced in everyday life and emotions in response to art is identified by Robinson herself.

Peter Freund marked it as to-read Sep 20, Higgins – – Mind Joel Krueger – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13 4: Devrim marked it as to-read Oct 29, Though there has been increasing attention to scientific research by philosophers in recent years, and some classic works of philosophy of art involve careful analyses of particular works of art in some detail, rarely if ever have these two approaches to philosophy been combined so carefully and so seamlessly.


Of particular interest is her report on the experiments of psychologist Carol Krumhansl. Images of History Richard Eldridge.

Deeper Than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art by Jenefer Robinson

Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Print Save Cite Email Share. An interview with Mike Weaver [Full text]. When Robinson argues that readers of fiction do experience emotions, she does so by offering evidence rdason their bodies undergo physiological changes typical of emotion.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Summarizes current research and thought on emotion and how it works in fiction. Trivia About Deeper Than Reaso University Press Scholarship Online. Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art is a remarkable book, with a wide scope and a clear, compelling main thesis.

Open Preview See a Problem? Needlework in English Literature and Visual Arts Her view, however, is that if one has an affective appraisal thna a given characteristic emotion type, then one will ceteris paribus have the physiological changes typical of that type. End Matter Bibliography Index.

Affective appraisals are normally sufficient but not necessary for the physiological changes with which they are strongly associated. If anything, it seems that a strong physiological change produced by an emotion would be likely to direct the reader’s attention to the environment outside the novel.

Emotion in Literature 4.