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Going for a beer 0 (0)

2018-04-29T06:52:22-04:00

GOING FOR A BEER Selected Short Fictions By Robert Coover 432 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $26.95. Robert Coover’s new collection of short stories, “Going for a Beer,” is a mixtape of variations and a fugue on time from a postmodern master. The prismatic repertoire of nearly six decades, it comprises something old, something

History does not consist of a single grand narrative 0 (0)

2018-06-18T04:07:07-04:00

The notion that history consists of a single grand narrative is almost universally regarded as a comforting myth. But not to Marcel Gauchet Source: The notion that history consists of a single grand narrative is almost universally regarded as a comforting myth. But not to Marcel Gauchet

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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds 0 (0)

2017-12-27T07:27:26-05:00

If reason is designed to generate sound judgments, then it’s hard to conceive of a more serious design flaw than confirmation bias. Imagine, Mercier and Sperber suggest, a mouse that thinks the way we do. Such a mouse, “bent on confirming its belief that there are no cats around,” would soon be dinner. To the

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Narrative Notes 0 (0)

2018-06-18T04:00:32-04:00

Case Histories and Fiction Pirandello sat in his writing room into which characters came to him to share their narratives King Henry wrote narratives for everyone he came in contact with George Kelly wrote characters for his patients. action takes place in the dialogue between therapist and patient.... subjectivism,  Socratic Dialogue Object Relations Winnicott and

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Fake News as Narrative Fiction 0 (0)

2018-06-18T04:08:33-04:00

The revelation that fake news deceived voters in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election generated real outrage in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s electoral victory. The top fake news stories garnered more clicks than the top real news stories on Facebook in the final three months of the campaign season. Fake news and other

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