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A sense of the world : essays on fiction, narrative, and knowledge

Author: John Gibson; Wolfgang Huemer; Luca Pocci
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines how works of literary fiction can be sources of knowledge.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gibson; Wolfgang Huemer; Luca Pocci
ISBN: 9780415875530 0415875536 9780415701914 0415701910
OCLC Number: 657966413
Description: xiii, 344 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the prospects of literary cognitivism / John Gibson --
Learning from literature / Peter Lamarque --
Literary realism, recognition, and the communication of knowledge / Noël Carroll --
The laboratory of the mind / Catherine Z. Elgin --
"How could you?" : deeper understanding through fiction / Susan L. Feagin --
Aharon Appelfeld and the problem of Holocaust fiction / Bernard Harrison --
The return of the repressed : caring about literature and its themes / Luca Pocci --
Lewis Carroll : fugitive from reality? / A.D. Nuttall --
Philosophy as/and/of literature / Arthur C. Danto --
The ends of narrative / Richard Eldridge --
Narrative catharsis / Garry L. Hagberg --
Postmodern narratives of the past : Simon Schama / Lubomír Doležel --
En abyme : internal models and cognitive mapping / Brian McHale --
Traveling stories : knowledge, activism, and the humanities / Linda Hutcheon --
Poetry and cognition / Eileen John --
Why read literature? The cognitive function of form / Wolfgang Huemer --
"The way light at the edge of a beach in autumn is learned" : literature as learning / Frank B. Farrell --
Wonder in The winter's tale : a cautionary account of epistemic criticism / Charles Altieri --
Legends and myths / Kendall L. Walton --
Literature and make-believe / Joseph Margolis --
Art and the view from nowhere / Alex Burri --
Culture : a recursive process / Wolfgang Iser.
Series Title: Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy, 6.
Responsibility: edited by John Gibson, Wolfgang Huemer, and Luca Pocci.
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"...this volume makes an important contribution by focusing on several areas in which literary fiction and narrative remain of vital contemporary philosophical interest." -- Notre Dame Philosophical Read more...

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