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The Aesthetic Mind: Second Conference, Fiction and Cognition

Conference
Musée Gutenberg, Place Notre Dame 16, 1700 Fribourg, Salle Gemperlin + University Miséricorde, Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg, MIS04 4112 Salle Jäggi
09:30 - 17:30

Sunday 16th June, 2019

Musée Gutenberg, Place Notre Dame 16, 1700 Fribourg, Salle Gemperlin

 

9:30am-11:00am: Eileen John (University of Warwick): “What is it like to experience something as fiction?”

11:15am-12:45am: Jukka Mikkonen (Tampere University): “On the epistemic value of (fictional) narratives”

2:15pm-3:45pm: María José Alcaraz León (University of Murcia): "More than make-believe: On the uses of imagination in understanding fictional literature”

4:00pm-5:30pm: Derek Matravers (Open University): “Fiction, internal inconsistency, and belief”

 

Monday 17th June, 2019

University Miséricorde, Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg, MIS04 4112, Salle Jäggi

 

9:30am-11:00am: Keith Oatley (University of Toronto): “The truth in fiction: Much more than most people think.”

11:15am-12:45am: Stacie Friend (Birkbeck College, University of London): “Learning emotionally from fiction”

2:15pm-3:45pm: Peter Lamarque (University of York): “On de-emphasising empathy among responses to fiction”

4:00pm-5:30pm: Lena Wimmer (University of Kent): “Effects of fiction reading on social cognition: A psychological perspective”