narrative paradigm

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The Narrative Paradigm Developed by Walter Fisher Tradition: rhetorical Context: rhetorical Approach: interpretive Narration – an account to which listeners assign meaning Narrative rationality – a standard for judging which stories to believe and which to disregard Coherence – a principle of narrative rationality judging the internal consistency of a story Structural coherence – refers to the flow of a story Material coherence – refers to similarity between 1 story and related stories Characterlogical coherece – believability of the characters in a story Fidelity – a principle of narrative rationality judging the credibility of a story Good reasons – a set of values for accepting a story as true and worthy of acceptance
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Unformatted text preview: Paradigm shift a significant change in the way most people see the world and its meanings Narrative paradigm Humans are storytellers. Decision making and communication are based on good reasons. Good reasons are determined by matters of history, biography, culture, and character. Rationality is based in peoples awareness of how internaly consistent and truthful to lived experiences stories appear. The world is experienced by people as a set of stories from which to choose among. As we choose, we live life in a process of continual re-creation....
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course COM 239 taught by Professor Juliesemlak during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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