Heterocosmica: Fiction and Possible Worlds
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998 - Počet stran: 339
"The universe of possible worlds is constantly expanding and diversifying thanks to the incessant world-constructing activity of human minds and hands. Literary fiction is probably the most active experimental laboratory of the world-constructing enterprise." -- from the author's PrefaceThe standard contrast between fiction and reality, notes Lubommr Dolezel, obscures an array of problems that have beset philosophers and literary critics for centuries. Commentators usually admit that fiction conveys some kind of truth -- the truth of the story of Faust, for instance. They acknowledge that fiction usually bears some kind of relation to reality -- for example, the London of Dickens. But both the status of the truth and the nature of the relationship have baffled, frustrated, or repelled a long line of thinkers. In "Heterocosmica," Lubommr Dolezel offers nothing less than a complete theory of literary fiction based on the idea of possible worlds. Beginning with a discussion of the extant semantics and pragmatics of fictionality -- by Leibniz, Russell, Frege, Searle, Auerbach, and others -- he relates them to literature, literary th
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action activity actual world aesthetic agent agential constellation akrasia alethic analytic philosophy basic Belyj's character claim cognitive concept conflict criticism Crusoe Crusoe's cultural deontic discourse Dolezel domain Dorrit emotions encyclopedia erotic Esseintes Esseintes's extensional fictional entities fictional existence fictional facts fictional particulars fictional persons fictional semantics fictional text fictional world fictional-world formal Frege human hybrid world Ich-form implicit meaning impossible worlds intensional intensional function intentional interaction interpretation intertextuality Jane Eyre Kafka's Kundera's language literature Little Dorrit logical mental metafiction mimetic modal mode motifs motivational multiperson world Myskin narrative narratology narrator Nastasja nature Nick Nick's novel one-person world ontological philosophers physical Plenzdorf's poetics politics possible worlds postmodernist postmodernist rewrite pragmatic radical reader restrictions Rhys's rigid designation role semantics of fictionality semiotic sense social representations speech acts story structure supernatural texture theory tion tional world tive ture Werther Wide Sargasso Sea Wiebeau world construction