The truth about fictional entities

Philosophical Quarterly 24 (94):27-36 (1974)
Abstract
The usual strawsonian account of referring won't do for fictional entities. The problem is that we still don't have a sufficiently clear notion of ordinary referring, And the root of this problem is that referring is still perceived in terms of a paradigm relation of a description to an existing thing. But that relation is preceded by the more fundamental relation of thought to an object of thought, Whether real or imaginary. The conclusion reached is that fictional reference is an institutionalized partial use of ordinary referring, Parasitic on it though leading a legitimate life of its own
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2307/2218282
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,182
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
The Paradox (Es) of Pitying and Fearing Fictions.Jennifer Wilkinson - 2000 - South African Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):8-25.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Fictional Truth and Fictional Authors.David Davies - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (1):43-55.
A Syncretistic Ontology of Fictional Beings.Alberto Voltolini - 2013 - In T. Koblizek, P. Kot'atko & M. Pokorny (eds.), Text + Work: The Menard Case. Litteraria Pragensia. pp. 89-108.
Speaking of Fictional Characters.Amie L. Thomasson - 2003 - Dialectica 57 (2):205–223.
Description, Disagreement, and Fictional Names.Peter Alward - 2011 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41 (3):423-448.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

66 ( #79,961 of 2,172,053 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #325,337 of 2,172,053 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums