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The Resource Counterfactual thinking, counterfactual writing, edited by Dorothee Birke, Michael Butter, Tilmann Köppe

Counterfactual thinking, counterfactual writing, edited by Dorothee Birke, Michael Butter, Tilmann Köppe

Label
Counterfactual thinking, counterfactual writing
Title
Counterfactual thinking, counterfactual writing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dorothee Birke, Michael Butter, Tilmann Köppe
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Counterfactuality is currently a hotly debated topic. While for some disciplines such as linguistics, cognitive science, or psychology counterfactual scenarios have been an important object of study for quite a while, counterfactual thinking has in recent years emerged as a method of study for other disciplines, most notably the social sciences. This volume provides an overview of the current definitions and uses of the concept of counterfactuality in philosophy, historiography, political sciences, psychology, linguistics, physics, and literary studies. The individual contributions not only engage the controversies that the deployment of counterfactual thinking as a method still generates, they also highlight the concept's potential to promote interdisciplinary exchange without neglecting the limitations and pitfalls of such a project. Moreover, the essays from literary studies, which make up about half of the volume, provide both a historical and a systematic perspective on the manifold ways in which counterfactual scenarios can be incorporated into and deployed in literary texts."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
160
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BC199.C66
LC item number
C68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Birke, Dorothee
  • Butter, Michael
  • Köppe, Tilmann
Series statement
Linguae & litterae
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterfactuals (Logic)
  • Philosophy
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Reality in literature
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Kontrafaktisches Denken
  • Methode
Label
Counterfactual thinking, counterfactual writing, edited by Dorothee Birke, Michael Butter, Tilmann Köppe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: England Win -- First Steps Toward an Explication of Counterfactual Imagination -- Thought Experiments and Literature -- Counterfactual Explanation in Literature and the Social Sciences -- Counterfactual Thinking in Physics -- Counterfactuals in the Social Context: The Case of Political Interviews and Their Effects -- A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective on Counterfactuality -- Significance and Abstraction: Scientific Uses of Counterfactual Thought Experiments in the Early 20th Century -- What-If ? Counterfactuality and History -- Counterfactuals, Contingency, and Causation -- Plot vs. Story: Towards a Typology of Counterfactual Historical Novels -- "If I Were a Man": Functions of the Counterfactual in Feminist Fiction -- Temporal Tourism: Time Travel and Counterfactuality in Literature and Film -- "What Might Have Been Is Not What Is": Dickens's Narrative Refusals -- How To Do Things With Worlds: From Counterfactuality to Counterfictionality
Control code
759695826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9783110268584
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011043143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759695826
Label
Counterfactual thinking, counterfactual writing, edited by Dorothee Birke, Michael Butter, Tilmann Köppe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: England Win -- First Steps Toward an Explication of Counterfactual Imagination -- Thought Experiments and Literature -- Counterfactual Explanation in Literature and the Social Sciences -- Counterfactual Thinking in Physics -- Counterfactuals in the Social Context: The Case of Political Interviews and Their Effects -- A Cognitive Linguistic Perspective on Counterfactuality -- Significance and Abstraction: Scientific Uses of Counterfactual Thought Experiments in the Early 20th Century -- What-If ? Counterfactuality and History -- Counterfactuals, Contingency, and Causation -- Plot vs. Story: Towards a Typology of Counterfactual Historical Novels -- "If I Were a Man": Functions of the Counterfactual in Feminist Fiction -- Temporal Tourism: Time Travel and Counterfactuality in Literature and Film -- "What Might Have Been Is Not What Is": Dickens's Narrative Refusals -- How To Do Things With Worlds: From Counterfactuality to Counterfictionality
Control code
759695826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9783110268584
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011043143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)759695826

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