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The nature of fiction has lengthy been debated around the humanities, and is of substantial significance for philosophical aesthetics, literary thought, narratology and the heritage of ideas.

This quantity bargains whatever totally new: a variety of multidisciplinary views on fiction written by means of a global group of individuals on the leading edge in their fields, delivering a spectrum of techniques to check and distinction. This quantity, divided among ancient, cognitive, aesthetic and non-western ways, ambitions quite a lot of issues, together with arithmetic, historical past, faith and metaphysics. it is a seminal quantity on some of the most very important themes within the humanities.

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