Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

ISBN : 9780198769736

Julian Dodd
288 ページ
153 x 234 mm
Mind Association Occasional Series

This volume presents new essays on art, mind, and narrative inspired by the work of the late Peter Goldie, who was Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester until 2011. Its three sections cover Narrative Thinking; Emotion, Mind, and Art; and Art, Value, and Ontology. Within these sections, leading authorities in the philosophy of mind, aesthetics and the emotions offer the reader entry points into many of the most exciting contemporary debates in these areas of philosophy. Topics covered include the role that narrative thinking plays in our lives, our imaginative engagement with fiction, the emotions and their role in the motivation of action, the connection between artistic activity and human well-being, and the appreciation and ontological status of conceptual artworks.


Julian Dodd: Introduction

Part I. Narrative Thinking
1 Marya Schechtman: A Mess Indeed: Empathic Access, Narrative, and Identity
2 Derek Matravers: Life and Narrative
3 Peter Lamarque: Peter Goldie on Narrative Thinking
4 David Papineau: The Foundations of Narrative
5 Edward Harcourt: The Dangers of Fiction: Lord Jim and Moral Perfectionism
6 Robert Hopkins: Remember Leonard Shelby : Memento and the Double Life of Memory

Part II. Emotion, Mind, and Art
7 Kathleen Stock: Free Indirect Discourse and Imagining from the Inside
8 Joel Smith: Perceptual Recognition, Emotion and Value
9 Ronald de Sousa: Love and Reason: Reflections on Themes from Peter Goldie
10 Matthew Kieran: Sentiment and Sentimentality: Affective Attachment and Orientation in Life and Art
11 Sabine Doring: Expressing Emotions: From Action to Art
12 Paul L. Harris: Missing Persons

Part III. Art, Value, and Ontology
13 Elisabeth Schellekens: Aesthetic Sensibility, Epistemic Virtue and Emotional Sharing
14 Dominic McIver Lopes: In the eye of the Beholder
15 Julian Dodd: The Ontology of Conceptual Art: Against the Idea Idea


Julian Dodd is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester and Director of the Mind Association. He has written predominantly in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and aesthetics. His publications include two monographs, An Identity Theory of Truth (Palgrave, 2000) and Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology (Oxford University Press, 2007), as well as the co-edited collection (with Helen Beebee), Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate (Oxford University Press, 2005). He is currently working on topics in the philosophy of music and, in particular, a book-length project about authenticity in musical performance.