Imagination; Aesthetic Experience; Literary Narratives; Counterfactual Knowledge; Aesthetics; Knowledge; Fiction; Cognitivism in Aesthetics; Philosophy of Art
Langkau Julia (2020), The empathic skill fiction can’t teach us, in Philosophical Psychology
, 33(3), 313-331.
Arcangeli Margherita, Langkau Julia (2019), Imagination, in Melchior Guido, Grajner Martin (ed.), J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart, 159-165.
Langkau Julia (2019), Intuitionen, in Grajner Martin, Melchior Guido (ed.), J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart, 152-158.
Langkau Julia (2019), Thought Experiments, Counterfactual Knowledge, and Fiction, in Bornmüller Falk, Lessau Mathis, Franzen Johannes (ed.), noch unbekannt, noch unbekannt, 57-69.
Langkau Julia (2019), Wie kann Anschaulichkeit dazu beitragen, dass wir von Sachtexten lernen?, in Mitteilungen des Deutschen Germanistenverbandes
, (2/2019), 131-141.
Koeppe Tilmann, Langkau Julia (2017), Fiction, Self-Knowledge and Knowledge of the Self, in Diegesis
, 6(1), 46-57.
LangkauJulia, Imagining being someone else, in Badura Christopher, Kind Amy (ed.), Routledge, New York, X.
KlaukTobias, KöppeTilmann, LangkauJulia, Komik und Anschaulichkeit, in Kindt Tom, Kaul Susanne (ed.), Wilhelm Fink , Paderborn.
Langkau Julia, Perspectives on Aesthetic Illusion, in British Journal of Aesthetics
The idea that we can gain knowledge from literary narratives and the idea that we appreciate literary narratives aesthetically have often been understood as conflicting ideas. Some philosophers have argued that the cognitive value of fiction contributes to its aesthetic value. My thesis is that aesthetic experience or appreciation of literary fiction contributes significantly to propositional knowledge we can gain through literary fiction. In order to establish this view, I will i) argue that aesthetic experience plays an enabling role in imagination with phenomenally, emotionally, evaluatively or perspectivally rich content ii) defend the claim that some of the knowledge we can gain through literary narratives is counterfactual knowledge, and ii) discuss the role aesthetic experience and imagination play in gaining knowledge, especially in gaining counterfactual knowledge through literary narratives.