Some Ideas about the Metaphysics of Stories

British Journal of Aesthetics 59 (2):147-160 (2019)

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Wesley Cray
Texas Christian University
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Aaron Smuts has argued that attempts to offer a plausible distinction between stories and tellings will likely face insurmountable difficulties. Here, I offer a distinction between stories and tellings that does not face these difficulties. In doing so, I propose an ontology of stories according to which such entities are ideas for narrative manifestation. In developing this ontology, I also consider parallels between stories and musical compositions.
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