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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film—Précis

Murray Smith

. These strategies include “thick explanation” (which combines everyday and scientific psychology) and the “triangulation” of knowledge from experience, psychological theory, and neuroscientific data. In the second part of the book, I focus on the role of

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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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Gianni Barchiesi, Laura T. Di Summa, Joseph G. Kickasola, and Peter Verstraten

pursuit of the goal of the thick explanation that is favored by scholars working within cognitivist traditions. 1 Another note, similar in tone to the one above, addresses the book's underexplained major reliance on a canon of works made of films , here