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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To this end, the prose is clear and simple. 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. Norah marked it as to-read Aug 04, 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.


Expressing Emotions in the Arts 8. Robinson shows that in many cases readers experience physiological changes in response to reading that correlate appropriately with the emotions that they report themselves to have. End Matter Bibliography Index. Kyle McManamy marked it as to-read Oct 26, Given that deeeper relevant stimuli when reading works of fiction require jenfer analysis and linguistic understanding before they can serve to prompt an emotional response, there is some reason to think that the appraisals generated by works of literature may be rather different than those involved in, for example, a startle response.

Deeper than Reason 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. Member access Login Password Log in Cancel. Part Two examines the role of the emotions in reaxon literature, especially the great realistic novels of the 19th century. Dexter rated it liked it Feb 29, Jenefer Robinson’s Deeper Than Reason: 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.


There are no jebefer topics on this book yet. Rolls – – Oxford University Press. Consider the following chart:. Adeave marked it as to-read Jan jeenefer, This is shown in the final column, which represents what Robinson calls “the jazzercise effect.

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

Part of her accomplishment here is to present a more plausible interpretation of Collingwood than most philosophers are familiar with and then to defend a modest version of his claim that works of art can express the artist’s emotion. Deeper than Reason seems deliberately devoid of passion. Part Four deals with music, both the emotional expression of emotion in music, whether vocal or instrumental, and the arousal of emotion by music. The way music arouses emotion lends indirect support to the theory of emotion outlined in Part One.

Robinson supports her reaason with examples from a wide variety of arts: Choose your country or region Close. Emotional Expression in Music Affective appraisals are normally sufficient but not necessary for the physiological changes with which they are strongly associated. 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 deeprr literature or music, but to the role of emotion in the creation of art.

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.

Follow us RSS feed. The third column represents the possibility that Robinson suggests may not be actual: It considers in particular the theory of emotions as judgements as argued by philosophers Robert Gordon, Gabriele Taylor, Robert Solomon, and William Lyons.

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Getting Emotional Over Contours: But it is not the case that if one has the physiological changes typical of a certain emotion type, then one must have had an affective appraisal of that type.

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Her primary goal in this section is to show both that literature requires that we use our emotions in order to understand it, and that literature educates and improves our emotions as well as our ability to cope with them.

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. Each part after the first is more or less independent of the others, so a reader whose primary interest is in musical emotion, for example, could robineon from Part I straight to Part IV.

Hacker – – International Review of Psychiatry 16 3: Smith and David B. Academic Skip to main content. Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: A physical readiness to run does not facilitate attentive reading.

Robinson surveys some of the chief philosophical puzzles concerning literature and attempts to show how her model can solve or dissolve those difficulties. Insofar as our emotional response to literature does seem to direct our attention back into the work of literature, it seems more plausible deepe suppose that the mechanisms responsible are cognitive, not purely affective.