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The aesthetics of story-telling as a technology of the plausible

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In this paper we argue that that which philosophers consider as being included in the domain of the aesthetic is a crucial aspect determining the plausibility of a narrative; that plausibility actually plays a more significant role than probability in many cognitive processes of deliberation and decision making; and that the aesthetics of story-telling is a technology of the plausible.


We offer two case-studies, one an ancient account of deliberation and decision making, the o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.futures.2016.09.005

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Oxford, SSD, Said Business School
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Futures Journal website
Volume:
84
Issue:
A
Pages:
43-49
Publication date:
2016-09-28
Acceptance date:
2016-09-26
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ISSN:
0016-3287
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pubs:655553
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uri:b9007a84-fa7a-429b-8974-542c160684ff
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uuid:b9007a84-fa7a-429b-8974-542c160684ff
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pubs:655553

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