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By Virginie Greene

within the 12th and 13th centuries, new methods of storytelling and inventing fictions seemed within the French-speaking parts of Europe. This new artwork nonetheless affects our worldwide tradition of fiction. Virginie Greene explores the connection among fiction and the advance of neo-Aristotelian common sense in this interval via an in depth exam of seminal literary and philosophical texts via significant medieval authors, resembling Anselm of Canterbury, Abélard, and Chrétien de Troyes. This examine of previous French logical fictions encourages a broader theoretical mirrored image approximately fiction as a common human trait and a defining portion of the historical past of Western philosophy and literature. extra shut readings of classical Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, and sleek analytic philosophy together with the paintings of Bertrand Russell and Rudolf Carnap, display odd characteristics of Western rationalism and disclose its ambivalent dating to fiction.

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