Derek Matravers Fiction and Narrative

ISBN 13: 9780198776604

Fiction and Narrative

3.14 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780198776604: Fiction and Narrative

For the past twenty years there has been a virtual consensus in philosophy that there is a special link between fiction and the imagination. In particular, fiction has been defined in terms of the imagination: what it is for something to be fictional is that there is some requirement that a reader imagine it. Derek Matravers argues that this rests on a mistake; the proffered definitions of 'the imagination' do not link it with fiction but with representations more generally. In place of the flawed consensus, he offers an account of what it is to read, listen to, or watch a narrative whether that narrative is fictional or non-fictional. The view that emerges, which draws extensively on work in psychology, downgrades the divide between fiction and non-fiction and largely dispenses with the imagination. In the process, he casts new light on a succession of issues: on the 'paradox of fiction', on the issue of fictional narrators, on the problem of 'imaginative resistance', and on the nature of our engagement with film.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


After taking Philosophy for his first degree at University College London, Derek Matravers went on to complete his doctorate at Cambridge. He was a Post-Doctoral Lecturer at Cambridge, before moving to the Open University in 1994 where he is now Professor. He continues his links with Cambridge, where he is a Senior Member of Darwin College. He has published extensively on aesthetics, and to a lesser extent on ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind.

Review:


"...philosophising about fiction will take a huge jolt from Matravers' book. It challenges some fundamental assumptions and is rich in careful, probing argument. No one in the field can afford to ignore it. It is original, hard-hitting and will awaken many of us from our dogmatic slumber." -- Mind


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 30.00
US$ 22.84

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Derek Matravers
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. For the past twenty years there has been a virtual consensus in philosophy that there is a special link between fiction and the imagination. In particular, fiction has been defined in terms of the imagination: what it is for something to be fictional is that there is some requirement that a reader imagine it. Derek Matravers argues that this rests on a mistake; the proffered definitions of the imagination do not link it with fiction but with representations more generally. In place of the flawed consensus, he offers an account of what it is to read, listen to, or watch a narrative whether that narrative is fictional or non-fictional. The view that emerges, which draws extensively on work in psychology, downgrades the divide between fiction and non-fiction and largely dispenses with the imagination. In the process, he casts new light on a succession of issues: on the paradox of fiction , on the issue of fictional narrators, on the problem of imaginative resistance , and on the nature of our engagement with film. Bookseller Inventory # AOP9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Matravers, Derek
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 27015115-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Derek Matravers
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. For the past twenty years there has been a virtual consensus in philosophy that there is a special link between fiction and the imagination. In particular, fiction has been defined in terms of the imagination: what it is for something to be fictional is that there is some requirement that a reader imagine it. Derek Matravers argues that this rests on a mistake; the proffered definitions of the imagination do not link it with fiction but with representations more generally. In place of the flawed consensus, he offers an account of what it is to read, listen to, or watch a narrative whether that narrative is fictional or non-fictional. The view that emerges, which draws extensively on work in psychology, downgrades the divide between fiction and non-fiction and largely dispenses with the imagination. In the process, he casts new light on a succession of issues: on the paradox of fiction , on the issue of fictional narrators, on the problem of imaginative resistance , and on the nature of our engagement with film. Bookseller Inventory # AOP9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Derek Matravers
Published by OUP Oxford 2017-02-01 (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford 2017-02-01, 2017. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-OUP-00087370

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Matravers, Derek
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2017. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Matravers, Derek
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FU-9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Derek Matravers
Published by OUP Oxford 2017-02-23, Oxford (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford 2017-02-23, Oxford, 2017. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Derek Matravers
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0198776608. Bookseller Inventory # ST0198776608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Derek Matravers
Published by OUP Oxford
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Matravers, Derek
Published by Oxford University Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0198776608 ISBN 13: 9780198776604
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2017. Book Condition: New. Do fictions depend upon imagination? Derek Matravers argues against the mainstream view that they do, and offers an original account of what it is to read, listen to, or watch a narrative. He downgrades the divide between fiction and non-fiction, largely dispenses with the imagination, and in doing so illuminates a succession of related issues. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: APFA; DSA; DSB; HPM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 139 x 215 x 18. Weight in Grams: 240. . 2017. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780198776604

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book