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Logical fictions in medieval literature and philosophy

By: Greene, Virginie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Cambridge University Press 2014Description: x, 293 p. With index.ISBN: 9781107660175 .Subject(s): French literature - Latin literature | Philosophy - Medieval | Logic in literature | Dialectic in literatureDDC classification: 840.9001 Summary: In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, new ways of storytelling and inventing fictions appeared in the French-speaking areas of Europe. This new art still influences our global culture of fiction. Virginie Greene explores the relationship between fiction and the development of neo-Aristotelian logic during this period through a close examination of seminal literary and philosophical texts by major medieval authors, such as Anselm of Canterbury, Abélard, and Chrétien de Troyes. This study of Old French logical fictions encourages a broader theoretical reflection about fiction as a universal human trait and a defining element of the history of Western philosophy and literature. Additional close readings of classical Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, and modern analytic philosophy including the work of Bertrand Russell and Rudolf Carnap, demonstrate peculiar traits of Western rationalism and expose its ambivalent relationship to fiction. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/logical-fictions-in-medieval-literature-and-philosophy/8F4695DF1F44A55E3ED7E33AF5A0C1F9#fndtn-information
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Table of Contents
Part I - Logical fables
Chapter 1 - Abelard’s donkey: the nonexistent particular
Chapter 2 - The literate animal: naming and reference
Chapter 3 - The fox and the unicorn: naming and existence
Part II - Figures of contradiction
Chapter 4 - The opponent
Chapter 5 - The fool who says no to God
Chapter 6 - The man who says no to reason
Part III - Fathers, sons, and friends
Chapter 7 - Aristotle or the founding son
Chapter 8 - Abelard or the fatherless son
Chapter 9 - The dialectics of friendship

In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, new ways of storytelling and inventing fictions appeared in the French-speaking areas of Europe. This new art still influences our global culture of fiction. Virginie Greene explores the relationship between fiction and the development of neo-Aristotelian logic during this period through a close examination of seminal literary and philosophical texts by major medieval authors, such as Anselm of Canterbury, Abélard, and Chrétien de Troyes. This study of Old French logical fictions encourages a broader theoretical reflection about fiction as a universal human trait and a defining element of the history of Western philosophy and literature. Additional close readings of classical Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, and modern analytic philosophy including the work of Bertrand Russell and Rudolf Carnap, demonstrate peculiar traits of Western rationalism and expose its ambivalent relationship to fiction.

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