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Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Gregory Currie


Narratives are artefacts of a special kind: they are devices which function to tell stories, and do so by conveying the storytelling intentions of their makers. But, narrative itself is too inclusive a category for much more to be said about it than this; we should focus attention instead on the vaguely defined but interesting category of things rich in narrative structure. Such devices offer significant possibilities, not merely for the representation of stories, but for the expression of point of view; they have also played an important role in the evolution of reliable channels of informati ... More

Keywords: character, communication, imitation, intention, irony, joint‐attention, narrative, point of view, pretence, story

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199282609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory Currie, author
Nottingham University
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