Fictional Identities
Cave (Terence)
Source: Harris - Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford
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Editor’s Abstract

  1. Terence Cave looks at personal identity through the eye of literature and fiction, and portrays identity as generated through the narratives that one weaves about oneself or about other people.
  2. He takes the view that personal identity is generated through narrative, either the narrative that one weaves about oneself or about other people, both real and fictional. In particular, he examines the crucial role that false identity and its exposure have played in literature from remote antiquity to the present day.

Comment:

Probably irrelevant to my Thesis, though I've developed an interest in the ontology of fictional entities1.

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