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Lumi posibile și realități ficționale

Publication: Dacoromania. Serie nouă, XIV (1), p. 77-89
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:The article proposes an account within a framework of possible world semantics of the worlds and realities of fiction. The issue of what constitutes a possible world is discussed, the relevance of several possible world approaches to fiction is assessed, and the models put forward by David Lewis and Gregory Currie – according to which a work of fiction has many worlds – are considered in terms of how insightful they are in an account of truth in fiction. The significance of these models is seen to lie in their handling of truth in fiction as truth in various possible worlds compatible with the fiction. This allows different truths and realities to be discerned in the case of the same work of fiction, as illustrated by an informal discussion of the modal structure of Henry James’s short novel The Turn of the Screw.
Language: Romanian

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