This volume presents new essays on art, mind, and narrative inspired by the work of the late Peter Goldie, who was Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester until 2011. Its three sections cover Narrative Thinking; Emotion, Mind, and Art; and Art, Value, and Ontology. Within these sections, leading authorities in the philosophy of mind, aesthetics and the emotions offer the reader entry points into many of the most exciting contemporary
debates in these areas of philosophy. Topics covered include the role that narrative thinking plays in our lives, our imaginative engagement with fiction, the emotions and their role in the motivation of action, the connection between artistic activity and human well-being, and the appreciation and
ontological status of conceptual artworks.
Julian Dodd is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester and Director of the Mind Association. He has written predominantly in the philosophy of language, metaphysics, and aesthetics. His publications include two monographs, An Identity Theory of Truth (Palgrave, 2000) and Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology (Oxford University Press, 2007), as well as the co-edited collection (with Helen Beebee), Truthmakers: The Contemporary Debate (Oxford University Press, 2005). He is currently working on topics in the philosophy of music and, in particular, a book-length project about authenticity in musical performance.
PART I. NARRATIVE THINKING; PART II. EMOTION, MIND, AND ART; PART III. ART, VALUE, AND ONTOLOGY