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Aaron Smuts, "Haunting the House from Within: Disbelief Mitigation and Spatial Experience", Reprinted in Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror. Ed. Steven Jay Schneider and Daniel Shaw (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003). EARLY DRAFT    184k v. 5 Feb 20, 2009, 7:13 AM Aaron Smuts
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Jonathan Frome and Aaron Smuts, "Helpless Spectators: Generating Suspense in Videogames and Film," TEXT Technology 1 (2004): 13-34. FINAL    69k v. 5 May 21, 2009, 10:28 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Anesthetic Experience," Philosophy and Literature 29.1 (2005): 97-113.  FINAL  81k v. 6 Dec 14, 2009, 9:05 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Are Video Games Art?" Contemporary Aesthetics 3 (2005). FINAL   May 21, 2009, 10:28 AM Aaron Smuts
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Savage Love: Violence in Service of Romance in the Films of Dante Lam. Asian Cinema Journal 16.1 (2005): 286-305. EARLY DRAFT   120k v. 3 Oct 4, 2009, 12:24 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Humor", Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Steven Jay Schneider, (2006).  FINAL  Aug 25, 2008, 1:43 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "V. F. Perkins' Functional Credibility and the Problem of Imaginative Resistance," Film and Philosophy 10 (2006): 85-99. FINAL    3374k v. 5 May 17, 2011, 6:25 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Paradox of Painful Art," Journal of Aesthetic Education 41.3 (2007): 59-77. FINAL   238k v. 5 May 21, 2009, 10:29 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Joke is the Thing: 'In the Company of Men&' and the Ethics of Humor", Film and Philosophy 11 (2007): 49-66. FINAL  1223k v. 2 Nov 20, 2011, 12:55 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Desire-Frustration Theory of Suspense," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66.3 (2008): 281-291.  FINAL   469k v. 6 May 21, 2009, 10:29 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, “Horror”, Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, eds. Carl Plantinga and Paisley Livingston (Routledge, 2008).  EARLY DRAFT   150k v. 5 Feb 20, 2009, 7:13 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "'The Little People': Power and the Worshipable," The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, eds. Lester Hunt and Noël Carroll (Blackwell, 2008).  EARLY DRAFT    91k v. 6 May 21, 2009, 10:29 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Art and Negative Affect," Philosophy Compass 4.1 (2009): 39-55. FINAL   129k v. 4 May 21, 2009, 10:30 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Do Moral Flaws Enhance Amusement?" American Philosophical Quarterly 46.2 (2009): 151-163. FINAL   1357k v. 3 Oct 29, 2010, 7:25 AM Aaron Smuts
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"Film as Philosophy: In Defense of a Bold Thesis" Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67.4 (2009): 409-420. FINAL  513k v. 3 Dec 14, 2009, 9:16 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Grounding Moralism: Moral Flaws and Aesthetic Properties" Journal of Aesthetic Education (forthcoming 2010). EARLY DRAFT   128k v. 3 Dec 14, 2009, 9:04 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Story Identity and Story Type", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (2009): 5-13. FINAL   490k v. 5 May 21, 2009, 10:22 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "What is Interactivity", Journal of Aesthetic Education Journal of Aesthetic Education 49.4 (2009): 53-74. FINAL   113k v. 2 Dec 20, 2011, 7:30 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Wings of Desire: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality", Film and Philosophy 13 (2009): 137-150. FINAL    1206k v. 2 Nov 20, 2011, 12:39 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Against Cognitive Immoralism." UNPUBLISHED DRAFT   83k v. 1 Dec 20, 2011, 7:44 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Ethics of Humor: Can Your Sense of Humor be Wrong?" Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13.3 (2010): 333-47. FINAL  179k v. 3 Jun 14, 2010, 9:33 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Feels Good Theory of Pleasure" Philosophical Studies (2011). FINAL   233k v. 4 Apr 22, 2012, 4:09 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Ghost is the Thing: Can Reactions to Fiction Reveal Belief?" Midwest Studies in Philosophy (2010). FINAL   185k v. 4 Apr 22, 2012, 4:09 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Immortality and Significance." Philosophy and Literature (2011). EARLY DRAFT   147k v. 3 Apr 22, 2012, 4:10 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Pickman's Model: Horror and the Objective Purport of Photographs", Revue Internationale de Philosophie (forthcoming). EARLY DRAFT   179k v. 3 Feb 28, 2010, 8:41 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Popular Art". Forthcoming in the Continuum Companion to The Philosophy of Art.  80k v. 4 Sep 18, 2011, 10:29 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Rubber Ring: Why do We Listen to Sad Songs?" in: Narrative, Emotion, and Insight, eds. John Gibson and Noël Carroll (Penn State UP, 2010). FINAL   6639k v. 3 Jun 1, 2012, 6:18 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Salacious and the Satirical: In Defense of Symmetric Comic Moralism." EARLY DRAFT  138k v. 2 Apr 22, 2012, 1:54 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Power to Make Others Worship." Religious Studies (2012, forthcoming). EARLY DRAFT    114k v. 6 Jun 1, 2012, 6:18 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "A Life Worth Living." ROUGH DRAFT   178k v. 1 Dec 11, 2012, 8:25 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts. (forthcoming). "Cinematic." Nordic Journal of Aesthetics. EARLY DRAFT     125k v. 1 Nov 12, 2012, 7:07 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Ethics of Singing Along: The Case of 'Mind of a Lunatic'." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (forthcoming). EARLY DRAFT  107k v. 1 Oct 30, 2012, 12:51 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts. (2012). "Less Good but not Bad: In Defense of Epicureanism about Death." Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 93.2: 197-227. FINAL  129k v. 3 Jun 1, 2012, 6:20 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "'It's a Wonderful Life': Pottersville and the Meaning of Life" Film and Philosophy 16 (1):15-33 (2012) LATE DRAFT  109k v. 1 May 19, 2014, 4:35 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "The Good Cause Account of the Meaning of Life" Southern Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming) LATE DRAFT {contains more than the forthcoming paper}   193k v. 1 Dec 11, 2012, 2:45 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "To Be or Never to Have Been: Anti-Natalism and a Life Worth Living." UNPUBLISHED DRAFT.   161k v. 1 Sep 26, 2012, 4:28 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Painful Art and the Limits of Well-Being." In Jerrold Levinson (Ed.), Suffering Art Gladly. EARLY DRAFT  216k v. 1 Oct 30, 2012, 12:39 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "A Life Worth Living." ROUGH DRAFT    142k v. 1 Apr 27, 2013, 2:40 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Cognitive and Philosophical Approaches to Horror." In The Blackwell Companion to the Horror Film.(forthcoming)  120k v. 1 Nov 1, 2013, 12:57 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts. (forthcoming). "Five Tests for What Makes a Life Worth Living." Journal of Value Inquiry    152k v. 1 Sep 2, 2013, 7:54 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts. (forthcoming). "How Not to Defend Response Moralism." Journal of Aesthetic Education.   163k v. 1 Sep 2, 2013, 7:53 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "In Defense of the No-Reasons View of Love." UNPUBLISHED DRAFT   262k v. 1 Oct 19, 2013, 1:46 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts. (forthcoming). "Is it Better to Love Better Things?" In: Love and Its Objects. Eds. Milligan, Maurer, and Pacovská (Palgrave). [This is an early rough draft.]  175k v. 1 Sep 8, 2013, 12:26 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Pleasurably Regarding the Pain of Fictional Others" UNPUBLISHED DRAFT   199k v. 1 Oct 20, 2013, 1:57 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts. "Five Theses about Caring." UNPUBLISHED DRAFT  230k v. 1 Aug 22, 2014, 10:54 AM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Love and Free Will." UNPUBLISHED DRAFT   212k v. 1 May 13, 2014, 7:55 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Normative Reasons for Love, Part II" Early DRAFT  132k v. 1 Apr 27, 2014, 5:41 PM Aaron Smuts
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Aaron Smuts, "Normative Reasons for Love, Part I" Early DRAFT    162k v. 1 Apr 27, 2014, 5:41 PM Aaron Smuts