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2018.10.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ema Sullivan-Bissett, Helen Bradley, and Paul Noordhof (eds.), Art and Belief, Oxford University Press, 2017, 256pp., $67.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198805403. Reviewed by Nils-Hennes Stear, University of Southampton The book has four sections. The first tackles testimony in literary fictions -- under which circumstances, if any, their authors can give it (with papers by Kathleen Stock, Eva-Maria Konrad, and co-authors Anna Ichino and Gregory Currie). The second addresses literary fiction's capacity to furnish 'humanist knowledge' -- deep insights into the psyche and human condition (James O. Young, Peter Lamarque, Allan Hazlett, and Lucy O'Brien). Section three looks at two different questions: (a) whether the empirically demonstrated carelessness with which readers form beliefs from fictional texts undoes truth-tied accounts of belief (co-authors Ema Sullivan-Bissett and Lisa Bortolotti, and Asbjørn. . .

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