Empty Revelations: An Essay on Talk about, and Attitudes toward, Fiction (Hardback)
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Empty Revelations: An Essay on Talk about, and Attitudes toward, Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 30/08/2012
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What mysteries lie at the heart of fiction's power to enchant and engage the mind? Empty Revelations considers a number of philosophical problems that fiction raises, including the primary issue of how we can think and talk about things that do not exist. Peter Alward covers thought-provoking terrain, exploring fictional truth, the experience of being "caught up" in a story, and the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction. At the centre of Alward's argument is a figure known as the "narrative informant" who mediates the reader's encounter with fictional events through - sometimes unreliable - reporting. Developing a theory in which the author is a sculptor who constructs works of fiction out of words, Alward demonstrates that much of the confusion about fiction stems from a failure to properly distinguish between writing fiction and telling stories. Combining clarity, philosophical sophistication, ingenuity, and originality, Empty Revelations is a rewarding read for both scholars of philosophy and anyone interested in the complex ways that fiction works.

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
ISBN: 9780773540385
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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