24 de fevereiro de 2012

Fiora Salis: On Currie's Problem of Tragedy

2011-12: Session 5
On Currie’s Problem of Tragedy
Fiora Salis (LanCog Group, University of Lisbon, and LOGOS Group, University of Barcelona)
2 March 2012, 16:00
Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa
Sala Mattos Romão (departamento de Filosofia)
Abstract: Over the past decade philosophers and cognitive scientists have been increasingly interested in issues related to the distinction between genuine desire and a hypothetical imaginative counterpart of desire. Gregory Currie recently argued in favor of the introduction of desire-like imaginings by investigating the nature of the mental states involved in our response to tragic fictions. My aim in this paper is to articulate Currie’s argument, disarm it and furthermore peruse its consequences. The hypothesis is that our response to tragic fictions involves genuine desires, although certain necessary refinements will be offered.
Sponsored by: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa
LanCog Group (Language, Mind and Cognition Research Group)
Project Online Companion PTDC/FIL-F​IL/121209/​2010
Instituto Filosófico de Pedro Hispano, Departamento de Filosofia da UL

For further information, please contact
Professor João Branquinho
Department of Philosophy
Faculdade de Letras
Universidade de Lisboa
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