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Screen StoriesEmotion and the Ethics of Engagement$
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Carl Plantinga

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190867133

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190867133.001.0001

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Mood and Ethics

Mood and Ethics

(p.175) 9 Mood and Ethics
Screen Stories

Carl Plantinga

Oxford University Press

Our understanding of the moral psychology of screen stories is incomplete and underdeveloped unless we examine the ethical significance of moods, which are quite different than emotions. This chapter examines the role of moods in screen stories. More specifically, it shows how moods figure into the ethical implications of screen stories. To understand what moods in screen stories are, we must first distinguish between moods that screen stories have and moods that people have; they are different things. Moods are significant for an ethics of screen stories because (a) moods express a perspective, (b) moods are closely related to moral understanding, and (c) moods have effects on the spectator that have ethical implications.

Keywords:   mood, moral psychology, storytelling, narrative, Ugetsu, A Clockwork Orange, The Silence of the Lambs

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