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Single Idea 15197

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / c. Tenses and time]

Full Idea

If we cannot coherently adopt a tensed perspective on events within fiction, then fictional discourse seems to provide an example of a tenseless language of before and after which is quite independent of the language of tense.

Gist of Idea

Fiction seems to lack a tensed perspective, and offers an example of tenseless language


Robin Le Poidevin (Intro to 'Questions of Time and Tense' [1998], 7)

Book Reference

'Questions of Time and Tense', ed/tr. Le Poidevin,R [OUP 2002], p.10