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My research in a nutshell

My research is at the intersection of aesthetics, language and mind, especially as these pertain to our engagement with works of fiction. I have  published widely on such topics as the cognitive and aesthetic values of literature and film; the distinction between fiction and nonfiction; emotional and imaginative responses to narratives;  representations of reality in fiction; and the intentionality of thought and discourse about the non-existent, including fictional characters. Pre-print versions of many of my papers are available at PhilArchive ( 

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology, Fiction: From Reference to Interpretation

… → Jun 2022


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