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Title: Epistemics of the Virtual
Written By: Johan F. Hoorn
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/lal.12
Series Title: Linguistic Approaches to Literature 12
Description:

Proposing a new theory of fiction, this work reviews the confusion about
perceived realism, metaphor, virtual worlds and the seemingly obvious
distinction between what is true and what is false. The rise of new media, new
technology, and creative products and services requires a new examination of
what ‘real’ friends are, to what extent scientific novelty is ‘true’, and whether
online content is merely ‘figurative’. In this transdisciplinary theory the author
evaluates cognitive theories, philosophical discussion, and topics in biology and
physics, and places these in the frameworks of computer science and literary
theory. The interest of the reader is continuously challenged on matters of truth,
fiction, and the shakiness of our belief systems.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
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