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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film—Précis

Murray Smith

naturalized aesthetics. In tandem with the emphasis on explanation, I advocate in favor of “theory construction” (or “theory building”) as the most appropriate methodology for naturalistic philosophy as an alternative to conceptual analysis. In contrast to the

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Katherine Thomson-Jones

a number of historical and contemporary debates that help Smith characterize the core commitments of a naturalized aesthetics. These include commitments to so-called thick explanation, theory construction over conceptual analysis, and attention to

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Murray Smith

is a presupposition subject to empirical confirmation or disconfirmation. It is not merely a presupposition. This is an important aspect of theory construction as a philosophical method, expounded in Chapter 1 of FACT, and it is the central

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Phenomenology Encounters Cognitivism

Robert Sinnerbrink

—identifying limitations or inadequacies in existing theoretical models and supplementing or correcting these by way of synthetic theory construction—offers one way to combine phenomenological and cognitivist approaches in order to better describe and track, interpret and

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

Action: Toward Theory Construction .” Social Forces 68 , no. 4 : 1041 – 1063 . 10.2307/2579133 Lope-Alzina , Diana G. 2014 . “ Una Red Comunal de Acceso a Alimentos: El Huerto Familiar Como Principal Proveedor de Productos Para Intercambio En Una

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Constructing Film Emotions

The Theory of Constructed Emotion as a Biocultural Framework for Cognitive Film Theory

Timothy Justus

, 23 ). 7 Conclusion Film emotion presents opportunities for robust interdisciplinary dialogue and theory construction as we move towards a naturalized aesthetics of film (cf. Smith 2017 ; Justus 2019 ). Here, I have introduced the theory of