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Arts and Minds

Gregory Currie


Thirteen essays, five not previously published, on the arts. These are philosophical essays, mostly concerned with the ways in which theories about mind and language can contribute to our understanding of art. Some explore the challenges posed by art to the empirical sciences of mind – linguistics and pragmatics, psychology and anthropology. Particular problems confronted include: the nature of literary works, genres, and fictional characters; whether there is coherent and useful concept of documentary; whether fiction can tell us anything interesting about time; what pragmatics tells us about ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, anthropology, art, documentary, empathy, evolution, interpretation, linguistics, philosophy, pragmatics, pretence, psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256280
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199256284.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Currie, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
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