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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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Robinson’s account of emotion is based on extensive psychological and neurological studies of emotions like fear, where the stimulus for the emotion is a visual or auditory event, such as a loud, sudden sound startle or a threatening shape and motion fear. Throughout the book, Robinson makes use of detailed examples of particular artworks, including Robinsln The Reefand Brahms’ “Immer leiser,” which she examines with care and diligence.

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Suppose that in reading The Reef I form a cognitive judgment about Darrow, and that this judgment in turn produces physiological changes in me as I read, but that I do not make an affective appraisal of Darrow.

Noa Iacob marked it as to-read Nov 04, Adeave marked it as to-read Jan 24, Among its many achievements is one most rare: Her treatment of these topics is comprehensive and ought to be required reading for anyone interested in philosophy of music.

Affective appraisals are normally sufficient but not necessary for the physiological changes with which they are strongly associated. Robinson surveys some of the chief philosophical puzzles concerning literature and attempts to show how her model can solve or dissolve those difficulties. It is argued that such works need to be experienced emotionally if they are to be properly understood.


Print Save Cite Email Share. Love’s Knowledge Martha C. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. 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.

Affective appraisal of stimulus e. Robinson begins by laying out a theory of emotion, one that is supported by the best evidence from current empirical work, and then in the light of this theory examines some of deper ways in which the emotion 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.

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Theron Fairchild rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Robinson’s arguments for this view are compelling. It is one thing to claim that sounds and visual percepts can be parsed quickly through the amygdala to produce a non-cognitive appraisal and corresponding physiological response, and another thing to claim that beliefs can be processed in the same way.

Sir marked it as to-read Apr 16, Robinson then goes on to extend this account of emotion to processes that are initiated not by a perceptual experience but by a thought or belief.

Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Matt marked it as to-read May 28, Josh Doty rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Laying out a theory of emotion supported by the best evidence from current empirical work, she examines some of the ways in which jeenefer emotions function in the arts.

Jenefer Robinson. Deeper than Reason, Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music and Art

Pouring forth the Soul 9. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Christy Mag Uidhir – – Essays in Philosophy 13 2: Finally, and perhaps most convincingly, Robinson explores with subtlety the domain of music where she considers the theories of Aaron Ridley, Kendall Walton and Leonard Meyer and crosses them with those of John Sloboda and Jerrold Levinson.


The book has four sections. Her survey of emotion research is both broad and deep, and her accounting of the empirical literature is quite careful.


Don’t have an account? Peter Freund marked it as to-read Sep 20, Jenefer Robinson University of Cincinnati. A must for everyone who cares about literature and our brains. Lists with This Book. A Clarendon Press Publication. Higgins – – Mind This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

What are Emotions and How do they Operate? It begins by a survey of recent theories of emotion and then applies them to the action of emotion in the fields of literature, music and, to a lesser extent, painting. Stacia marked it as to-read Sep 04, Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: When Robinson argues that readers of fiction do experience emotions, she does so by offering evidence that their bodies undergo physiological changes typical of emotion.

The other three sections each build on this work, applying her theory to philosophical problems in literature, expression, and music, respectively. After a bit more than five years of publication, this is NDPR’s th review. To ask other readers questions about Deeper Than Reasonplease sign up.

Part Four Music and the Emotions.