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Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675319

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675319.001.0001

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Theories of Fiction

Theories of Fiction

Chapter:
(p.11) 1 Theories of Fiction
Source:
Time in Fiction
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Craig Bourne

Emily Caddick Bourne

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675319.003.0002

The book’s framework for thinking about fiction is introduced. It treats fictions as describing fictional worlds. It takes fictional worlds to be possible worlds. And it takes possible worlds to be just like ours in the sense of containing objects and events which are spatio-temporally related to each other. Where to situate this account of fiction amongst competing theories of fiction is explained. The position is compared with various types of realism and anti-realism in the philosophy of fiction. How the position deals with some core examples of discourse about fiction, such as sentences involving a fiction operator, is explained. An explanation is also given of some of the important distinctions to be made between our position and two neighbouring theories, those of David Lewis and Graham Priest.

Keywords:   realism, anti-realism, fictional world, possible world, fiction operator

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