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A Brief Overview: Narrator-based Reading

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

This chapter presents ten relatively uncontroversial generalizations about the Book of Mormon's language, style, organization, and religious claims. It then discusses the often overlooked role of the ... More


Cognitive Argument: The Aesthetic Claim

Berys Gaut

in Art, Emotion and Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263219
eISBN:
9780191718854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263219.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter completes the cognitive argument for ethicism by defending the aesthetic claim. It develops the componential and the critical vocabulary arguments in support of the claim. It also ... More


Selfhood and Narrative

Anthony Rudd

in Self, Value, and Narrative: A Kierkegaardian Approach

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660049
eISBN:
9780191744976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660049.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reviews controversies about the modern narrative theory of personal identity (MacIntyre, Taylor, Ricoeur, etc.) while setting aside as far as possible the ethical dimension. It argues ... More


Art Imitating Life Imitating Art: Literary Narrative and Autobiographical Narrative

Marya Schechtman

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Narrative views of the self have been criticized on the grounds that they make the implausible and dangerous assumption that our lives are like works of literature. This paper provides a response to ... More


Life and Narrative

Derek Matravers

in Art, Mind, and Narrative: Themes from the Work of Peter Goldie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769736
eISBN:
9780191822575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769736.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

It is standard in the philosophy of literature to distinguish fiction and non-fiction in terms of the attitude or ‘stance’ of the reader. Peter Goldie and Peter Lamarque make use of this, arguing ... More


Engaging with Narratives

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter provides a number of philosophical arguments for thinking that we need an account of engaging with narratives that is neutral between fiction and non-fiction. Drawing on the work of ... More


Narrative and Belief

Derek Matravers

in Fiction and Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199647019
eISBN:
9780191779381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647019.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers the relation between our engaging with narratives, and our pre-existing structures of belief. It rejects Lamarque and Olsen’s claim that fictions are ‘opaque’ and that truth is ... More


The Question of Truth in Literature: Die poetische Auffassung der Welt

Richard Eldridge

in Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198715719
eISBN:
9780191783395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715719.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter starts with the question of truth in literature, noting that this question has several interrelated senses: can literature present (significant) truths at all?; what does its ... More


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