Summary and Info
Although there are a number of anthologies dealing with various topics related to the emotions, this is the first to focus on the arts. The editors have collected new essays on emotion and its relation to the arts by fifteen leading aestheticians. The essays consider such topics as the paradox of fiction, emotion in the pure and abstract arts, the rationality and ethics of emotional responses to art, and the value of emotion. Contributors include Robert Solomon, Rom Harre, Kendall Walton, and Jerrold Levinson.