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    Getting carried away: evaluating the emotional influence of fiction film

    Friend, Stacie (2010) Getting carried away: evaluating the emotional influence of fiction film. Midwest Studies in Philosophy XXXIV , pp. 77-105. ISSN 0363-6550.

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    Abstract

    It is widely taken for granted that fictions, including both literature and film,influence our attitudes toward real people, events, and situations. Philosopherswho defend claims about the cognitive value of fiction view this influence in apositive light, while others worry about the potential moral danger of fiction.Marketers hope that visual and aural references to their products in movies willhave an effect on people’s buying patterns. Psychologists study the persuasiveimpact of media. Educational books and films are created in the hopes of guidingchildren’s and adult’s preferences toward socially acceptable norms.The influencesdiscussed by marketers, psychologists, educators, and philosophers tend to be bothcognitive and affective. It seems that we can be “emotionally persuaded”: ourpreferences can be changed, our feelings about particular people or events can beinfluenced, and so forth.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Research Centre: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2014 14:54
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 09:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10889

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