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Single Idea 21007

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 8. The Arts / b. Poetry]

Full Idea

Storytelling is never neutral; the narrator always directs attention to some features of the world rather than others.

Gist of Idea

Storytelling is never neurtral; some features of the world must be emphasised


Martha Nussbaum (Creating Capabilities [2011], 1)

A Reaction

The audience would be a bit stupid if it insisted on neutrality.

Book Reference

Nussbaum,Martha C.: 'Creating Capabilities' [Belknap Harvard 2013], p.15