Nature of Fiction by Gregory Currie
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Nature of Fiction
By Gregory Currie

The Nature of Fiction

By (author) See other recent books by Gregory Currie
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $72.95
Your Price: $65.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Nature of Fiction by Gregory Currie

Book Description

This important book provides a theory about the nature of fiction, and about the relation between the author, the reader and the fictional text. The approach is philosophical: that is to say, the author offers an account of key concepts such as fictional truth, fictional characters, and fiction itself. The book argues that the concept of fiction can be explained partly in terms of communicative intentions, partly in terms of a condition which excludes relations of counterfactual dependence between the world and the text. This communicative model is then applied to the following problems: how can something be 'true in the story' without being explicitly stated in the text? In what ways does interpreting a fictional story depend upon grasping its author's intentions? Is there always a unique best interpretation of a fictional text? What is the correct semantics for fictional names? What is the nature of our emotional response to a fictional work? In answering these questions the author explores the complex interaction between author, reader, and text. This interaction requires the reader to construct a 'fictional author' - a character in the story whose personality, beliefs and emotional states must be interpreted if the reader is to grasp the meaning of the work.

Buy Nature of Fiction book by Gregory Currie from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521090988
ISBN-10: 0521090989
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Gregory Currie

Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art: Volume 75 by Gregory Currie Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art: Volume 75, Paperback (December 2014)

This volume contains notable essays on the role of empirical enquiry in philosophical aesthetics.

Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East by Gregory Currie Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East, Hardback (December 2014)

For over half a century, the Middle East has been major migration corridor for domestic workers from Asia and Africa. This book Illuminates the multidimensionality of these workers' lives as they engage in finding a balance between acting and being acted upon, struggle and accommodation, and movement and stasis.

Narratives and Narrators by Gregory Currie Narratives and Narrators, Paperback (February 2012)

Gregory Currie offers a reflection on the nature and significance of narrative in human communication. He shows that narratives are devices for manifesting the intentions of their makers in stories, argues that human tendencies to imitation and to joint attention underlie the pleasure of narrative, and discusses authorship, character, and irony.

Image and Mind by Gregory Currie Image and Mind, Paperback (January 2008)

This book develops a theory of the nature of the cinematic medium, of the psychology of film viewing, and of film narrative.

» View all books by Gregory Currie

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nature of Fiction book by Gregory Currie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gregory Currie close
Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art: Volume 75 by Gregory Currie
Migrant Domestic Workers in the Middle East by Gregory Currie
Narratives and Narrators by Gregory Currie
Narratives and Narrators by Gregory Currie
Image and Mind by Gregory Currie
Arts and Minds by Gregory Currie
Arts and Minds by Gregory Currie
Recreative Minds by Gregory Currie
Recreative Minds by Gregory Currie
Image and Mind by Gregory Currie
Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes by Gregory Currie
Mathematics, Science and Epistemology: Volume 2, Philosophical Papers by Gregory Currie
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close