Playing with Contingency and Necessity
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Walter de Gruyter GmbH|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $140.00|
| Book Description: |
While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the very first time, Alternate Histories are here discussed against the backdrop...