in Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon
P ublished online August 2017 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 262 words.
“Fiction” comes from fingo (in the supine, fictum), whose proper meaning is “to model in clay,” like the Greek
in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 4354 words.
To explore the concept of fiction in the history of aesthetics, this entry consists of two essays: Overview Modern Literary
in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics
January 1998; p ublished online January 2008 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 7060 words.
To explore the concept of fiction in the history of aesthetics, this entry comprises three essays: Historical and Conceptual Overview
in Encyclopedia of Semiotics
January 1998; p ublished online January 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 1413 words.
Fictional discourse puts several fundamental assumptions about language at risk. When dealing with fiction, the semiotician must grapple at the
in The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics
January 2005; p ublished online September 2009 .
Article. Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art. 6710 words.
The concept of fiction is not identical to that of literature, and the discussion that follows concentrates on the former alone. Not only do the terms ‘fiction’ and ‘literature’ have...
in The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension
April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 20492 words.
Chapter 6 considers how cultural conceptions of space had been shifted by higher spatial thought in its various forms and how this was reflected in the popular and literary fiction of the...
P ublished online May 2010 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Epistemology; Feminist Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy; Non-Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Law; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of Science; Social and Political Philosophy. 4635 words.
Aspects of fiction or fictionality have long intrigued and puzzled philosophers across a surprisingly wide range of the subject, including metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy of...
in The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin
August 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .
Article. Subjects: Classical Studies. 7273 words.
Neo-Latin prose fiction flourished from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Short stories, romances, utopias, satires, and long novels in Latin often outshone literary work in the...
in Talking About Nothing
September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .
Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 22417 words.
Fictional discourse, this chapter shows, is a truth-apt discourse that’s supported on and defers to what may be described as a pretence (or story-telling) practice that isn’t truth-apt....
in Black Women in America, Second Edition
January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 7774 words.
When the “lady in brown” in Ntozake Shange's choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf (1976) makes an appeal for “somebody, anybody” to “sing a...