David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Dialectica 57 (2):177–190 (2003)
This paper presents an anti‐realist account of fictional objects. Arguing for the involvement of non‐veridical prepositional attitude ascriptions in the understanding of fiction, I maintain that there is no need to invoke Meinongian objects, possibilia or abstract objects for this purpose. In addition I argue against object dependent views . I make a case for empty names playing a more significant role than that accorded on direct reference accounts of names. I close by noting points of similarity and of difference with Amie Thomasson and with Kendall Walton
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Kendall L. Walton (1990). Mimesis as Make-Believe: On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. Harvard University Press.
Amie L. Thomasson (1999). Fiction and Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
John Searle (1985). Expression and Meaning. Cambridge University Press.
A. Orenstein & Petr Kotatko (eds.) (2000). Knowledge, Language and Logic: Questions for Quine. Kluwer Academic Print on Demand.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Raphael Woolf (2009). Truth as a Value in Plato's Republic. Phronesis 54 (1):9-39.
Stephen Mumford (2007). Negative Truth and Falsehood. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107 (1pt1):45 - 71.
Roberto Casati & Achille C. Varzi (2000). True and False: An Exchange. In André Chapuis & Anil Gupta (eds.), Circularity, Definition, and Truth. Indian Council of Philosophical Research 365-370.
Mark W. Roskill (1983). Truth and Falsehood in Visual Images. University of Massachusetts Press.
Albert E. Avey (1949). Truth and Falsehood, Mostly Falsehood. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 23:47 - 67.
John Zeimbekis (2004). Propositional Attitudes in Fiction. British Journal of Aesthetics 44 (3):261-276.
Neil Feit & Andrew Cullison (2011). When Does Falsehood Preclude Knowledge? Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (3):283-304.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #193,547 of 1,911,418 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #455,910 of 1,911,418 )
How can I increase my downloads?