This book investigates possible common objects of inquiry in philosophy of language and literature. The topics discussed include proper names analyzed from different theoretical perspectives , fictional names, truth in fiction, ontological status and metaphysics of fictional characters, metaphor, representation, interpretation, and other issues connecting research in philosophy of language with philosophy of literature. Theoretical frameworks include Millian semantics, Fregean semantics, hybrid semantics, realism, antirealism, and metaphorical expressivism. Thus, whether a name used metaphorically is a referential or a non-referential term does not affect the interpretation we propose.
Through their humane, sensitive portrayal of individual, subjective responses to the erotic impulse, contemporary writers of fiction are challenging the myths and conventions associated with sexual behavior in the elderly. In its concern with sexuality not as a physical drive but as a manifestation of underlying needs, desires, and tensions, literature is contributing meaningfully to our comprehension of the psychological and emotional experiences of old age. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.
It is therefore clear that the female protagonist of the university novel must somehow negotiate her sexual objecti cation, o en resulting in a split or doubled subjectivity, while at the same time dealing with an ambiguously sexualized female community. Both texts locate their discussion of sexuality in the relationship between body and mind, a necessarily contested zone in a genre where learning — social, sexual and intellectual — functions not only as subject matter but as a key structural component. Dusty Answer in particular has a complex reception history, much of which has focused on its perceived sexual content; rather than o ering merely another reading, I hope to contextualize the novel further by establishing the di erent ways of dealing with sexual matters that the university novel subgenre provided to writers like Lehmann. Search all titles. Search all titles Search all collections.