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    Fantasy, fiction, and feelings.Norman Kreitman - 2006 - Metaphilosophy 37 (5):605-622.
    The nature of fantasy has been little discussed, despite its importance in the arts. Its significance is brought out here in relation to the long‐standing debate on the alleged paradox of fiction—that we respond emotionally to characters and events known to be unreal. Examination of the paradox shows it to be ill founded once the nature of fantasy is appreciated. Moreover, a detailed consideration of fantasy shows that it can itself provide a plausible account of our emotional reactions to creative (...)
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    Art as Orientation.Norman Kreitman - 2011 - Metaphilosophy 42 (5):642-657.
    What is it that we lack in everyday life that causes us to value art so highly? This article argues that (almost) all values are to be understood in terms of a needs-satisfaction system, and hence that the value of art can be understood only with reference to the state of the appreciator prior to engagement with the artwork. Aesthetic appreciation can be analysed as a process, which can be described in empirically based psychological terms, leading to a functional view (...)
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    Intrinsic aesthetic value revisted.Norman Kreitman - 2011 - Metaphilosophy 42 (4):470-478.
    Abstract: Every sentient organism needs constantly to re-assess its environment in order to adjust to any changes in it and to ascertain which aspects are, or become, salient for its current purposes. Such adaptation is of basic evolutionary importance, but for human beings it can be difficult to achieve in the face of radical novelty or when different frames of reference are in conflict. Art by virtue of its integrated structure presents examples of how a partial unification of experience may (...)
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    The Roots of Metaphor: A Multidisciplinary Study in Aesthetics.Norman Kreitman - 2020 - Ashgate.
    First published in 1999, this study begins with a review of basic biological functions, stressing the importance to the organism of various kinds of information. The 'biology of information' must consider how the brain reacts to new, as contrasted with expected, inputs; these differences are discussed chiefly in relation to language. In language processing predictability is of prime importance, but to clarify what this entails it is necessary to consider just how our concepts are organized. Personal construct theory throws considerable (...)
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    The varieties of aesthetic disinterestedness.Norman Kreitman - 2006 - Contemporary Aesthetics 4.