Review of Tomáš Koblížek (ed.), The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
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."
Leddington, Jason. "Review of Tomáš Koblížek (ed.), The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2018) .