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Fiction and Narrative by Derek Matravers

By Derek Matravers

For the earlier 20 years there was a digital consensus in philosophy that there's a distinctive hyperlink among fiction and the mind's eye. particularly, fiction has been outlined by way of the mind's eye: what it truly is for anything to be fictional is that there's a few requirement reader think it. Derek Matravers argues that this rests on a mistake; the proffered definitions of 'the mind's eye' don't hyperlink it with fiction yet with representations more
generally. instead of the fallacious consensus, he deals an account of what it really is to learn, take heed to, or watch a story no matter if that narrative is fictional or non-fictional. The view that emerges, which pulls generally on paintings in psychology, downgrades the divide among fiction and non-fiction and
largely dispenses with the mind's eye. within the approach, he casts new mild on a succession of concerns: at the 'paradox of fiction', at the factor of fictional narrators, at the challenge of 'imaginative resistance', and at the nature of our engagement with film.

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