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Imagining and knowing. The shape of fiction.

Author: Gregory Currie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Works of fiction are works of the imagination and for the imagination. Gregory Currie energetically defends the familiar idea that fictions are guides to the imagination, a view which has come under attack in recent years. Responding to a number of challenges to this standpoint, he argues that within the domain of the imagination there lies a number of distinct and not well-recognized capacities which make the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Currie
ISBN: 9780199656615 0199656614
OCLC Number: 1152296195
Description: 256 p.
Contents: IntroductionPart I: Imagination's Empire1: An Essential Connection2: How Fiction Works3: Imaginings Like Desires4: Affective ImaginingPart II: Starting to Think About Fiction and Knowledge5: The Varieties of Knowing6: An Empirical Question?7: Fiction, Mentalizing, and PlanningPart III: Fiction, Knowledge, and Ignorance8: Knowledge from Imagination9: Fiction, Truth and the Transmission of Belief10: Wise Authors?11: Fiction and EmpathyWhere We Are
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Gregory Currie defends the view that works of fiction guide the imagination, and then considers whether fiction can also guide our beliefs. He makes a case for modesty about learning from fiction, as  Read more...


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this important and polemical book...shines a penetrating, for some disturbing, light on one of the most prominent lines of defence for a humanistic, literary education, the thought that we can learn Read more...

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