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Narrative Thinking

Peter Goldie

in The Mess Inside

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199230730
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741340 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230730.003.0001
Narrative Thinking

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Chapter 1 introduces the notion of narrative and narrative structure. It argues that narratives need not be publicly narrated, but can be just thought through in acts of narrative thinking. Chapter 1 also introduces the notion of perspective, grasp of which is essential to a proper grasp of narratives and their meaning. A perspective can be internal to a narrative, being the perspective of a ‘character’ in the narrative, or the perspective can be external to the narrative, being the perspective of, for example, the narrator or the audience. These perspectives can, of course, diverge.

Keywords: narrative; narrative structure; narrator; perspective; character; meaning

Chapter.  10680 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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