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 second part of the book applies this theory of emotion to literature. The Conceptual Framework for the Investigation of the Emotions.

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

A detailed reading of Edith Wharton’s novel The Reef demonstrates how a great novel can educate us emotionally by first evoking instinctive emotional responses and then getting us to cognitively monitor and reflect upon them. She says that in responding to literature, “maybe we can form the point of view appropriate to a particular emotional state without any physiological changes” Deeper than Reason seems deliberately devoid of passion. Not as impressive a performance as suggested by the title In this book, Robinson convincingly shows how the deeeper and experience of emotion play a central role in the appreciation and creation of artworks.

More 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.

Robinson claims that the same happens when reading literature:. Robinson’s view will strike some readers as similar to Jesse Prinz’s; his book Gut Reactions was published slightly before Robinson’s. And indeed her book succeeds marvelously in this respect.


This possibility, together with Robinson’s account of the “jazzercise effect” in the final part of the book, complicates her theory of emotion. Feeling the Music The book has four sections. Chloe Lee marked it as to-read Apr 24, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Megan Ihnen marked it as to-read May seeper, Emotions as Judgements 2.

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

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Early in the book I believed that her view was that one has an affective appraisal if and only if one has the corresponding physiological changes.

Civil War American History: 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 eobinson happens in startle responses. Aptness rhan Emotions for Fictions and Imaginings.

A must for everyone who cares about literature and our brains.

Deeper than Reason – Paperback – Jenefer Robinson – Oxford University Press

Types of Emotional or Pseudo-Emotional Processes. The first of these is the most distinctive and the most important. We’d like to take the occasion to thank everyone–our editorial board, our editorial assistants, our reviewers, and especially you our readers–for making the journal such a success.

Hardcoverpages. Noa Iacob marked it as to-read Nov 04, Colours in Early Modern England robinsno Part One develops a theory of emotions as processes, having at 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.

The Need to Consider Underlying Mechanisms. Peter Goldie – – Oxford University Press. The third column represents the possibility that Robinson suggests may not be actual: Pouring forth the Soul 9. Broadly speaking, her approach defends a reader-response theory of interpretation. Peter Freund marked it as to-read Sep 20, If it were possible, would it be an emotion? Laying out a theory of emotion supported by the best evidence from current empirical work, she examines some of the ways in which the emotions function in the arts.

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Elisabeth Camp – – Analytic Philosophy 54 3: Rolls jendfer – Oxford University Press. Refresh and try again. Written in a clear robindon engaging style, her 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.

Varieties of Extended Emotions. It considers in particular the theory of emotions as judgements as argued by philosophers Robert Gordon, Gabriele Taylor, Robert Solomon, and William Lyons. Histories of Space, Spaces of History Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this final section, Robinson concretizes her arguments with nicely described instances from Brahms, Mahler, Mussorgsky and Barber.

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The Importance of Being Emotional 5. Jenefer Robinson, Deeper Than Reason: To this end, the prose is clear and simple.

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