Review of Tomáš Koblížek (ed.), The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts
A philosophically-substantive review of a recent collection of essays on immersive experience. Against much of the literature on this topic, I argue that we should not think of immersion as immersion in a represented world, but as immersion in a work. This minimalist position allows for a theory of immersion that avoids troublesome (and, I think, misguided) questions concerning the metaphysical status of—and our epistemic and experiential access to—the "world" of the work as a place (actual or possible) to which we are "transported."
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Leddington, Jason. "Review of Tomáš Koblížek (ed.), The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2018) .