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Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

Acknowledgments

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p. vii

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-27

Fictional Minds is about “people in books.” In particular, it is about the amount, range, variety, and reliability of the information on the fictional minds of people in books that we are able to obtain from those books. ...

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2. Some Narratological Approaches

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pp. 29-52

Many of the problems that are discussed in this book arise from the fact that narratology has created clear boundaries between various aspects of fictional minds, even though the fictional texts themselves show that these boundaries are not clear at all. Examples include those...

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3. The Speech Categories

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pp. 53-86

Because the speech category approach of classical narratology is based on the assumption that the categories that are applied to fictional speech can be unproblematically applied to fictional thought, it is concerned primarily with the part of the mind known as inner speech, the highly verbalized flow of self-conscious thought. ...

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4. The Whole Mind

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pp. 87-129

I will now begin the process of widening and deepening our concept of the fictional mind beyond the phenomenon of inner speech. Although this chapter and the next are mainly about real minds, I try to relate the arguments at regular intervals to the fictional sort. It is in order to obtain...

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5. The Social Mind

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pp. 130-169

Chapter 4 considered a wide range of mental phenomena within the traditional internalist perspective on the mind, although at several points and especially in the sections on emotion, action, and ascription, I referred to the social context within which minds have to be considered. ...

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6. The Fictional Mind

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pp. 170-204

As I explained at the beginning, chapters 2 and 3 both focused on existing narratological approaches toward fictional minds. Chapters 4 and 5 considered the implications of real-mind discourses for fictional minds and laid the theoretical basis for a new approach for this area of narrative theory. ...

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7. The Fictional Mind in Action

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pp. 205-239

This chapter will expand on the basic conceptual framework for the analysis of fictional minds that was described in the previous chapter and develop it in some of the ways that were suggested by the explorations of the whole mind in chapter 4 and, in particular, the social mind in chapter 5. ...

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8. Further Applications

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pp. 240-247

I see this book as being the first of a pair. This one constructs the theoretical framework within which the next one will illustrate more fully the whole of the social mind in action. The purpose of this chapter is to describe in outline the proposed content of the second book. ...

Bibliography

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pp. 249-261

Index [Includes List of other works in series]

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pp. 263-275