Names and illusions

Dialectica 57 (2):165–176 (2003)
Here, I defend the view that fictional narratives are illusionary and that fictional names are to be accounted metalinguistically, a blend of Walton’s and Donnellan’s theories. Besides, I offer a remedial semantic for sentences external to the story which connects those uses back to the text of the story and to the neighborhood of its retellings.
Keywords Reference  Fictional names  Keith Donnellan  Kendall Walton
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DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2003.tb00263.x
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