Emotion and the Arts

Emotion and the Arts

by Mette Hjort (Author), SueLaver (Author)


This collection presents new essays on emotion and its relation to the arts contributed from fifteen leading aestheticians. The essays will consider such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, and the rationality and ethics of emotional responses to art. Among the contributors are such noted authors as Kendal Walton, Rom Harre, Robert Solomon, and Jerrold Levinson.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: OUP USA
Published: 06 Nov 1997

ISBN 10: 0195111052
ISBN 13: 9780195111057

Media Reviews
Mette Hjort and Sue Laver have put together a useful collection of essays on the relationship between art and emotion....this is an important assemblage of essays. The combination of disciplines that contribute to the varying perspectives makes it a truly interdisciplinary and controversial collection. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to have an understanding of the connection between art and emotion. It is high time that such a comprehensive collection was put forth on this essential topic in aesthetics. * The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism *
Author Bio
Sue Laver is a Ph.D. Candidate, English Department, McGill University