A333 – week 3 – The paradox of fictional emotion

The steady ramping up of the course continued into week 3, which now focused just on the paradox of fictional emotion (why people are emotionally invested in things they know are not real) and had to be spread over two days. On Monday I went through the book chapter which looked at the viewpoints of Charles Radford and Kendall Walton, neither of which provided satisfactory reasons for me. On Tuesday it was the independent and the optional study which wasn’t exactly independent (read exactly this), and which looked a bit more at Walton and hinted at the interesting idea of ‘alief’ which I might look into more at a later date (it would be hard to shoehorn into the marked assignment, so is probably best left for private perusal).

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