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Art and Belief

Ema Sullivan-Bissett, Helen Bradley, and Paul Noordhof


This volume brings together recent work on belief and its connection to truth with issues concerning belief that arise in the philosophy of art. In the twelve new essays collected here, contributors address questions at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of art, while also advancing these debates. Some of the chapters herein discuss the cognitive contributions artworks can make, for example, whether authors of fiction can testify to their readers. If they can, are they culpable for the false beliefs of their readers formed in response to their work? If they cannot, that is, ... More

Keywords: art, belief, testimony, fiction, literature, transportation, knowledge, imagination

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805403
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ema Sullivan-Bissett, editor
University of Birmingham

Helen Bradley, editor
University of York

Paul Noordhof, editor
University of York

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1 Introduction

Ema Sullivan-Bissett, Helen Bradley, and Paul Noordhof

Section I Author Testimony

4 Truth and Trust in Fiction

Anna Ichino and Gregory Currie

Section II Non-Testimonial Epistemic Contributions of Fictions

Section III Belief, Truth, and Attitudes from Fictional Persuasion

9 Fictional Persuasion, Transparency, and the Aim of Belief

Ema Sullivan-Bissett and Lisa Bortolotti

11 The Genuine Attitude View of Fictional Belief

Wesley Buckwalter and Katherine Tullmann

Section IV Aesthetic Appreciation and Belief