Fiction and the Weave of Life

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Literature is a source of understanding and insight into the human condition. Yet ever since Aristotle, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible account of how this can be the case. For surely the fictionality - the sheer invented character - of the literary work means that literature concerns itself not with the real world but with other worlds - what are commonly called fictional worlds. How is it, then, that fictions can tell us something of consequence about reality? In Fiction and the Weave of Life, John ...

Fiction and the Weave of Life 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199642571

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Fiction and the Weave of Life 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199299522

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