A Paradox of Cinematic Narration

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Abstract

Considering the propositions expressed by the following three sentences:
(1) Some cinematic works are narrations
(2) A work is a narration only if it has one or more narrators
(3) Some of the cinematic works that are narrations have no narrator.

This collection of propositions is a paradox in the sense that there are reasons why each proposition appears to be sound when considered on its own, yet the collection is inconsistent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptional-Narrator Theory : Principles, Perspectives, Proposals
EditorsSylvie PATRON
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
Chapter13
Pages259-272
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781496224521
ISBN (Print)9781496223371
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Feb 2021

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