Dialectic and narrative reflect the respective inclinations of philosophy and literature as disciplines that fix one another in a Sartrean gaze, admixing envy with suspicion. Ever since Plato and Aristotle distinguished scientific knowledge (episteme) from opinion (doxa) and valued demonstration through formal final causes over emplotment (mythos), the palm has been awarded to dialectic as the proper instrument of rational discourse, the arbiter of coherence, consistency, and ultimately of truth. The matter becomes more ...

Dialectic and Narrative 1993, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791414569

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Dialectic and Narrative 1993, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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