Oxford University Press UK (2007)

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John Gibson
University of Louisville
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Literary fiction is of crucial importance in human life. It is a source of understanding and insight into the nature of the human condition, yet ever since Plato, philosophers have struggled to provide a plausible explanation of how this can be the case. For surely the fictionality - the sheer invented character - of the literary text means that fiction presents not our world, but other worlds? In Fiction and the Weave of Life, John Gibson offers a novel and intriguing account of the relationship between literature and everyday life, and shows how literature can give us an understanding of our world without literally being about our world.
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Cognitivism and the Arts.John Gibson - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (4):573-589.
Literature and Knowledge.John Gibson - 2009 - In Richard Eldridge (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oxford University Press.
Fiction.Fred Kroon - forthcoming - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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