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Time in fiction

Author: Craig Bourne; Emily Caddick Bourne
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"What can we learn about the world from engaging with fictional time-series? What should we make of stories involving time travellers who change the past, recurrence of a single day, foreknowledge of the future, the freezing or rewinding of time, or time-series which split into alternative courses of events? Do they show us radical alternative possibilities concerning the nature of time, or do they show that even  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Bourne; Emily Caddick Bourne
ISBN: 9780199675319 0199675317
OCLC Number: 919682984
Description: xvi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Theories of fiction --
Theories of time and tense --
Fictional time: A-series or B-series? --
The fictional future --
Branching fictional time? --
Pausing and rewinding fictional time? --
Recurring fictional time? --
Time travel --
Fictional duration and motion: discrete or continuous? --
Identity and development of characters and fictions --
Identity of fictional times --
True to a story vs true in a fiction --
Indefiniteness and its logic --
Incomplete time series.
Responsibility: Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne.
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What can we learn about the world from engaging with fictional time-series-stories involving time travellers, recurring and rewinding time, and foreknowledge of the future? Craig Bourne and Emily  Read more...

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