The Simulated Self – Fiction Reading and Narrative Identity

@article{Mathies2019TheSS,
  title={The Simulated Self – Fiction Reading and Narrative Identity},
  author={Susanne Mathies},
  journal={Philosophia},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-21}
}
How do participating in a work of fiction and imagining a fictional world intertwine with the reader’s life? I develop an account that explores the relation between fiction reading and the reader’s narrative identity. Starting with an investigation of Paul Ricoeur’s account of narrative identity and of Kendall Walton’s account of the nature of representations, I develop my own model of fiction reading. My account is based on two starting assumptions: first, that human beings are entangled in… CONTINUE READING
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