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Okay, for my second year Philosophy and the Arts essay, I have to answer the question above. I’ve already conducted small interviews with peers as primary research, but I want to know what you guys think.
The Paradox of Fiction by Colin Radford suggests that
1- We can respond fully to something knowing it has really happened.
2- We can emotionally respond to fiction, if we understand it is fictitious
3- But, people still feel very emotionally moved by works of fiction, so much so that it seems real to them.
There are many theories that try and solve this problem, some people say it’s an illusion, a simulation, etc.
But what do you think?
When we watch our favourite character die, is our grief real?
When we watch them fall in love, is our happiness really real? Or is it a simulation of happiness?
Please please please help me out by commenting below.
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