Research

I am completing a book on the cognitive value of literature (under contract with Oxford University Press). It should be ready by Christmas 2016. It's title is Fiction and Cognition.

I’m also completing a paper (written with Tzachi Zamir) on the idea of adaptation. We focus on the relations between Macbeth and Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. I'm also writing papers on the value of authenticity on the surfaces of images in painting and photography.

I recently completed an essay on the role of aesthetic concepts in archaeological explanation, due out in the British Journal of Aesthetics, and one, due out in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, on why it is sometimes difficult to know whether some causal generalisation is represented as holding in a fiction; this paper was written with Jerry Levinson.

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