The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy)

The Cognitive Value of Philosophical Fiction (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy)

Jukka Mikkonen


Can literary fictions exhibit major philosophical perspectives, understood by way of propositional wisdom? This research addresses the philosophical worth of literature through interpreting how literary works impart philosophy fact and data and to what volume the works will be approached as communications in their authors.

Beginning with theories of fiction, it examines the case opposed to the present 'pretence' and 'make-believe' theories of fiction opposed to propositional theories of literary fact. Tackling extra arguments opposed to the cognitive functionality and price of literature, this research illustrates how literary works can give a contribution to wisdom via making assertions and recommendations and by means of offering hypotheses for the reader to assess.

Through transparent research of the idea that of the writer, the position of the authorial goal and different techniques to the 'meaning' of a literary paintings, this learn presents an historic survey to the cognitivist-anti-cognitivist dispute, introducing modern developments within the dialogue earlier than featuring a unique method of spotting the cognitive functionality of literature. an enormous contribution to philosophical stories of literature and information.

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