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    Learning biases from fiction

    Goffin, Kris and Friend, Stacie (2022) Learning biases from fiction. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 80 (2), pp. 129-139. ISSN 1540-6245.

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    Abstract

    Philosophers and psychologists have argued that fiction can ethically educate us: fiction supposedly can make us better people. This view has been contested. It is, however, rarely argued that fiction can morally “corrupt” us. In this paper, we focus on the alleged power of fiction to decrease one’s prejudices and biases. We argue that if fiction has the power to change prejudices and biases for the better, then it can also have the opposite effect. We further argue that fictions are more likely to be a bad influence than a good one

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at the link above. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Stacie Friend
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 13:04
    Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 01:10
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46177

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