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Entertaining Unhappiness

For some time, sound film has been both the most popular and the most realistic medium for public representations of the world. Good screenwriters and directors know how to exploit this potential for realism. The result is films that are uniquely educational, because they are realistic representations of aspects of the world that can rarely, if ever, be so reflectively experienced in real life. This essay extracts, and explains, valuable reflections on happiness from Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

For an edited volume

by Craig Fox and Britt Harrison

[On the Communication of Complex Thought]

[To view the abstract, please download the file below.]

Under review for publication

by a general philosophy journal

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