Causal history, actual and apparent.

@article{Levinson2013CausalHA,
  title={Causal history, actual and apparent.},
  author={Jerrold Levinson},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={150-1}
}
Attention is drawn to the distinction between the actual (or factual) and the apparent (or ostensible) causal history of a work of art, and how the authors' recommendation "to assume the design stance" in the name of understanding works of art blurs that distinction, thus inadvertently reinforcing the hoary idea, against which the authors otherwise rightly… CONTINUE READING