Mind and narrative. The integration between mindreading and global coherence in the tale theory

  • Andrea Velardi
Keywords: narration structures, mindreading, global coherence, intelligible totality, autobiographical memory


This paper addresses the controversial debate about the variables that compete to generate a narrative text divided between the theories that stress the role of the psychology of characters and of the mindreading in the generation and in the processing of the narration and the theories that underline the role of the plot and the causal-temporal chain of the story. Focusing some recent experimental evidence and theoretical frameworks we attempt to argue for the interplay of that two variables within the more complex notion of “global coherence” of the linguistics of narration and the notion of “intelligible totality” of Paul Ricoeur.


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How to Cite
Velardi, A. (2024) “Mind and narrative. The integration between mindreading and global coherence in the tale theory”, Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio, 17(2). doi: 10.4396/2023120V04.