The Philosophy of Comics

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Date 
Friday, October 12, 2018
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Denison University’s Associate Professor of Philosophy and guest of the Titus-Hepp Lecture Series, Sam Cowling, presents “Fictional Realism in the Funny Pages” at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at Samson Talbot Hall (350 Ridge Road). The event is free and open to the public.

In this lecture, Cowling examines fictional realist accounts of characters and argues that they run afoul of a range of case studies drawn from the medium of comics. He is the author of “Abstract Entities” (2017, Routledge) and works in metaphysics, philosophy of science, and the philosophy of comics.

Fictional realist views in metaphysics hold that our creative practices generate the existence of abstract artifacts like stories and characters. While such views enjoy considerable virtues, they also require an account of how such abstract artifacts are created.

Posted Date 
Thursday, September 27, 2018

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The Philosophy of Comics

This lecture examines fictional realist accounts of characters and argues that they run afoul of a range of case studies drawn from the medium of comics.

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