Fiction, Philosophy and Literary Theory Paperback
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by Christopher Norris;
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Fiction, Philosophy and Literary Theory
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Thus Norris devotes some penetrating commentary to topics such as modal or ‘possible-worlds’ logic as it bears upon issues in narrative theory; the ‘two cultures’ (science versus literature) controversy; the different ways in which literary theory has alternately embraced and rejected the appeal to ‘scientific’ modes of analysis; and some possible reasons for Wittgenstein’s well-known aversion to Shakespeare. He also suggests a novel approach to the free-will/determinism issue by way of debates about the nature of language and the scope it affords for expressive creativity despite – or owing to – the limits imposed by various structural constraints.
Altogether this important new book provides a welcome overview of the author’s current thinking and an equally welcome enlargement of horizons in contrast to the narrowly specialised character of much present-day academic discourse.
Fiction, Philosophy and Literary Theory by Christopher Norris was published by Continuum in June 2007. The ISBN for Fiction, Philosophy and Literary Theory is 9780826497567.
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|Page last updated||4th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Christopher Norris|
|Publisher||Continuum (June 2007)|
|Number of Pages||240|