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dc.date.accessioned2017-03-13T07:43:05Z
dc.date.available2017-03-13T07:43:05Z
dc.date.created2015-10-28T16:13:05Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKukkonen, Karin . Quixotic Reasoning: Counterfactuals, Causation and Literary Storyworlds. Paragraph. 2014, 37(1), 47-61
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/54627
dc.description.abstractBayesian probability calculus has recently emerged as a model for how the mind learns about fictional and cultural environments. This essay considers reading a narrative as a process of learning about the probabilities of the fictional world and explores two novels about Quixotic readers from a Bayesian perspective. The juxtaposition of the fictional and the real, which the standard understanding of the Quixote relies on, is replaced by an outline of the dynamics of the learning process in Quixotes who already know ‘the rule’, that is, the probabilities of their fictional environment, but need to use this knowledge with discernment. The conclusion draws connexions between the Quixotic learning process and the ways in which fiction contributes to human mental, social and cultural development.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Press
dc.titleQuixotic Reasoning: Counterfactuals, Causation and Literary Storyworldsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorKukkonen, Karin
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cristin.unitnameAllmenn litteraturvitenskap
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dc.identifier.cristin1284360
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dc.identifier.jtitleParagraph
dc.identifier.volume37
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.identifier.startpage47
dc.identifier.endpage61
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3366/para.2014.0109
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-57656
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0264-8334
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/54627/4/H-Kukkonen-2824-June-29.pdf
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