Literature and Rationality
Ideas of Agency in Theory and Fiction
By (author) Paisley Livingston
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Literature and Rationality by Paisley Livingston
Book DescriptionThis interdisciplinary study establishes connections between divergent approaches to rationality in philosophy, social science, and literary studies. Livingston provides a broad survey of the basic assumptions and questions associated with concepts of rationality in philosophical accounts of action, in decision theory, and in the theory of rational choice. He gives examples of the ways in which rationality is involved in the writing and reading of literary works, ranging from Icelandic sagas to Beckett, Dreiser, Lem, Poe and Zola. Topics examined include the role of concepts of desire, intention, and planning in action explanations, the relation between cognition and motivation, the rationality of desire, atomic versus agential perspectives on rationality, the rationality of groups and institutions, and the question of the rationality of science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521064804
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paisley Livingston
Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman, Paperback (May 2012)
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Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film, Hardback (October 2008)
Explores the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. This title features sixty chapters from international scholars and is divided into four parts: issues and concepts; authors and trends; genres; and, film as philosophy. It is suitable for those interested in philosophy of film, aesthetics and film and cinema studies.
Creation of Art, Paperback (July 2007)
A collection of essays on creativity by a distinguished roster of philosophers of art.
Art and Intention, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Paisley Livingston
With reference to examples from media, art forms, and traditions, this book demonstrates that insights into the multiple functions of intentions have important implications for our understanding of artistic creation and authorship, the ontology of art, conceptions of texts, works, versions, and the theory of art interpretation and appreciation.
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