<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Botros (Sophie) - A Realist Present and a Coherentist Past (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22809.htm">A Realist Present and a Coherentist Past</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Botros (Sophie).htm">Botros (Sophie)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: Part III (History), Chapter 7</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22809.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22809.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Introduction  191 <li>Can historical texts really replace ersatz times as truth-makers?  193 <ol type="i"><li>Are they sufficiently similar?  193 <ol type="a"><li>Absence of a  realist, reductive, truth-making structure  193</li><li>A literary precedent for transferring truth making to the historical text  195 </li><li>The realist backlash, and Lewis s competing view about fictional truth laid bare  196 </ol></li><li>Are historical texts sufficiently different from ersatz times?  199 <ol type="a"><li>Lewisian objections:  Completeness ,  Plenitude , etc.  199 </li><li> Radical presentist objections  202 </li><li>Texts, authored and unauthored; story prefixes, transparent and opaque  203 </ol></li><li>How historians arrange events in order of time  204 <ol type="a"><li>The myth of the  ideal chronicler  204 </li><li>Choosing a time frame to suit one s narrative: Thucydides Peloponnesian War  206 </li><li>The less than radical truth behind Williams claim that Thucydides invented linear time  207 </li><li>Methods of determining linear succession:  archaeological horizons  210 </ol></ol></li><li>The history / fiction controversies  211 <ol type="i"><li>Is history sufficiently like fiction to count as a narrative form?  211 <ol type="a"><li>Aristotle s Poetics and the tension between history s linearity and dramatic unity  212 </li><li>Periodisation and Mink s claim that  history has a beginning, a middle, and an end  214 </li><li>Barthes, Carlyle and the dramatic subversion of linear time  216 </ol></li><li>Is history sufficiently different from fiction not to be dismissed as a  sanctioned pretence ?  217 <ol type="a"><li><a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">Modal</A><SUP>1</SUP> fictionalism: truth within the scope of a (silent) story prefix  218 </ol></li><li> Realism about the present, coherentism about the past : the remainder of our proposal explained and defended  223 <ol type="a"><li>Texts, theories: robust enough to be realist truth makers? <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">Modal</A><SUP>2</SUP> fictionalism again  223 </li><li>Texts, as actually existing abstract cultural creations, transferred to historical domain  224 </li><li>Rejection of a realist reduction that  goes all the way down and appeal to different levels of discourse  227 </ol> </ol></li><li>Conclusion  229 </li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-03T00:08" pubdate>03/08/2018 00:08:55</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>