Fictional Names and Literary Characters: A Defence of Abstractism
This paper is focused on the abstractist theory of fiction, namely, the semantic theory according to which fictional names refer to abstract entities. Two semantic problems that arise in relation to that position are analysed: the first is the problem of accounting for the intuitive truth of typically fictive uses of statements containing fictional names; the second is the one of explaining some problematic metafictive uses, in particular, the use of intuitively true negative existentials.
How to Cite
Orlando, E. (2016). Fictional Names and Literary Characters: A Defence of Abstractism. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 31(2), 143–158. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.15193
FICTIONAL NAMES, LITERARY CHARACTERS, ABSTRACTISM
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