Fictional metaphysics of fiction : metaphysics and imagination in the humanities

Show simple item record Meylahn, Johann-Albrecht 2017-11-30T08:10:54Z 2017-11-30T08:10:54Z 2017-10-25
dc.description This research is part of the project, ‘Towards a practical postfoundational theology as public theology in response to the challenges of lived religion in contemporary Southern Africa’, directed by Prof. Dr Johann Meylahn, Department Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A very simplified description of physics could be, according to Wikipedia, natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion and behaviour through space and time. In relation to this simplified description of physics, metaphysics would then be that which gives matter, or metaphysics would be the reflection on the space and time in which matter is given. Yet, how are space and time connected? It is in language, or more specifically narrative (fiction), that space and time are connected or brought together – language, as the time-space-play in which matter and its motion and behaviour is revealed or created. One could argue that what I have just written is then also a narrative in which physics and metaphysics are given in a specific space and time, the space and time of this article. Thus, one could argue that metaphysics is fiction, but that argument itself would be fiction, and therefore one would be left with a fictional metaphysics of fiction. en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Meylahn, J-A., 2017, ‘Fictional metaphysics of fiction: Metaphysics and imagination in the humanities’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 73(3), a4699. 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4699. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v73i3.4699
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dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Metaphysics en_ZA
dc.subject Fiction en_ZA
dc.subject Imagination en_ZA
dc.subject Humanities en_ZA
dc.subject Fictional metaphysics en_ZA
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dc.title Fictional metaphysics of fiction : metaphysics and imagination in the humanities en_ZA
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