Title

Review of Tomáš Koblížek (ed.), The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts

Publication Date

2018

Journal

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Department

Philosophy

Abstract

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."

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