Philosophia 45 (3):1275-1282 (2017)

Björn Lundgren
Umeå University
In this reply I defend Kripke’s creationist thesis for mythical objects against Jeffrey Goodman’s counter-argument to the thesis, 35–40, 2014). I argue that Goodman has mistaken the basis for when mythical abstracta are created. Contrary to Goodman I show that, as well as how, Kripke’s theory consistently retains the analogy between creation of mythical objects and creation of fictional objects, while also explaining in what way they differ.
Keywords Creationism  Mythical abstracta  Fictional abstracta  Kripke  Ontology
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-017-9812-5
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