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Walton's Quasi‐Emotions Do Not Go Away

DOS SANTOS, MIGUEL F.

The journal of aesthetics and art criticism. Volume 75:Issue 3 (2017); pp 265-274 -- John Wiley & Sons Inc

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  • Title:
    Walton's Quasi‐Emotions Do Not Go Away
  • Author: DOS SANTOS, MIGUEL F.
  • Found In: The journal of aesthetics and art criticism. Volume 75:Issue 3 (2017); pp 265-274
  • Journal Title: The journal of aesthetics and art criticism
  • Subjects: Aesthetics--Periodicals; Art criticism--Periodicals; Dewey: 701.17
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Abstract: Abstract:

    The debate about how to solve the paradox of fiction has largely been a debate between Kendall Walton and the so‐called thought theorists. In recent years, however, Jenefer Robinson has argued, based on her affective appraisal theory of emotion, for a noncognitivist solution to the paradox as an alternative to the thought theorists' solution and especially to Walton's controversial solution. In this article, I argue that, despite appearances to the contrary, Robinson's affective appraisal theory is compatible with Walton's solution, at the core of which lies the thesis that there are quasi‐emotions. Moreover, since Robinson's theory is compatible with Walton's solution, I show how it can be used as a model to empirically test whether quasi‐emotions exist.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100048035310.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0021-8529; 10.1111/jaac.12385
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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