Chapter 6. Feeling Fictions

  1. Garry L. Hagberg Chair2 and
  2. Walter Jost Professor of English3
  1. Roger Scruton resident scholar writer

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch6

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

How to Cite

Scruton, R. (2010) Feeling Fictions, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (eds G. L. Hagberg and W. Jost), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East Anglia, UK

  2. 3

    University of Virginia, USA

Author Information

  1. Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405141703

Online ISBN: 9781444315592

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Keywords:

  • feeling fictions;
  • games of make-believe involving fictional world elaboration;
  • decline in ritual expressions of challenging emotions - vagueness in acting from them;
  • “Sympathy” meaning “feeling with”;
  • sympathetic emotion - class of responses involving orientation of subject towards object;
  • sympathetic responses, not the only responses aroused in us by art