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Fictional Persons and Fictional Worlds

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Any normal reader or theatre-goer is perfectly well aware at all times that the characters depicted in novels and plays do not really exist. Yet, people refer to them by name, have conversations ... More


Invisible Corporate Bodies

Stefan Andriopoulos

in Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes the late nineteenth-century juridical debate about the demonic power of invisible corporate bodies. The strain of continental legal theory based on a modernization of Roman law ... More


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