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The Resource Fiction and narrative, Derek Matravers

Fiction and narrative, Derek Matravers

Label
Fiction and narrative
Title
Fiction and narrative
Statement of responsibility
Derek Matravers
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the past twenty years there has been a virtual consensus in philosophy that there is a special link between fiction and the imagination. In particular, fiction has been defined in terms of the imagination: what it is for something to be fictional is that there is some requirement that a reader imagine it. Derek Matravers argues that this rests on a mistake; the proffered definitions of 'the imagination' do not link it with fiction but with representations more generally. In place of the flawed consensus, he offers an account of what it is to read, listen to, or watch a narrative whether that narrative is fictional or non-fictional. The view that emerges, which draws extensively on work in psychology, downgrades the divide between fiction and non-fiction and largely dispenses with the imagination. In the process, he casts new light on a succession of issues: on the 'paradox of fiction', on the issue of fictional narrators, on the problem of 'imaginative resistance', and on the nature of our engagement with film
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
808.3
Index
index present
LC call number
P302.7
LC item number
.M387 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fiction and narrative, Derek Matravers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Walton on fiction -- Fiction and the imagination -- The real distinction -- Understanding narratives -- Engaging with narratives -- Narrative and belief -- The (so-called) 'paradox of fiction' -- Narrators, impossible fictions, and the 'fictionality puzzle' -- Coda: Film
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780199647019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn866619910
  • (OCoLC)ocn897452500
Label
Fiction and narrative, Derek Matravers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-165) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Walton on fiction -- Fiction and the imagination -- The real distinction -- Understanding narratives -- Engaging with narratives -- Narrative and belief -- The (so-called) 'paradox of fiction' -- Narrators, impossible fictions, and the 'fictionality puzzle' -- Coda: Film
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 169 pages
Isbn
9780199647019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn866619910
  • (OCoLC)ocn897452500

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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