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Book Symposium: Engisch Commentary and Response

Patrik Engisch is a post-doc FNS researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His main research interests are: non-naturalistic theories of intentionality, the nature of fiction, and the imagination. He also like cats, sheep, and Italian food.  ¶ This week at The Junkyard, we're hosting a symposium on Kathleen Stock's recent book:  Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation, and Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2017).  See here for Kathleen's introduction.  Additional commentaries and replies will run each day this week.* * * ¶ Commentary from Patrik Engisch: If Only Imagine... ¶ The focus of my commentary is Stock’s account of the nature of fiction, as developed in Chapter 5 of Only Imagine. To begin with, I take Stock’s account as fitting with a popular line of thought in contemporary philosophy of fiction that claims that in order for one to competently engage with a fiction one should meet the normative demand, unique to fiction, that its content be imagined. I shall call this the Normative View (NV). ¶ There are some issues with respect to how we should understand the normativity at play in NV. A first one concerns its source. Against Walton’s functionalism (Walton 1990) and in agreement with Currie’s Gricean account (Currie 1990), Stock endorses the claim that at least part of the source of NV are authorial reflexive intentions and that anyone engaging competently with a fiction should pick up on them. ¶ A second one concerns the kind of normativity at play in NV. A very demanding interpretation would be... -

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THE INTRIGUE OF ANONYMITY

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Beauty, Transcendence, and the Inclusive Hierarchy of Creation 

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We assume that the truth of what we say is independent of the way we say it. Yet how we express something plays a big role in determining whether others adopt our point of view. Is rhetoric a mere flourish to language that we would do better to eradicate,... -

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Book Symposium: Engisch Commentary and Response Patrik Engisch is a post-doc FNS researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His main research interests are: non-naturalistic theories of intentionality, the nature of fiction, and the imagination. He also like cats, sheep, and Italian food.  This week at The Junkyard, we're hosting a symposium on Kathleen Stock's recent book:  Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation, and Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2017).  See here for Kathleen's introduction.  Additional commentaries and replies will run each day this week.*... The Junkyard -


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Book Symposium: Klenner Commentary and Response Niels Klenner is a PhD student within the project “The Normative Relations between Fiction, Imagination and Appreciation” in Fribourg, funded both by the Swiss National Science Foundation and German Research Foundation. His thesis is about the role of argumentation in literary interpretations. This week at The Junkyard, we're hosting a symposium on Kathleen Stock's recent book:  Only Imagine: Fiction, Interpretation, and Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2017).  See here for Kathleen's introduction.  Additional commentaries and replies will... The Junkyard -


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