Reply to Sartorelli on Pretense and Representing Fictional Objects

Luke Manning
Auburn University
I defend and clarify my arguments in "Real Representation of Fictional Objects" in response to criticisms from Joseph Sartorelli. In particular, I clarify why Kripke's notion of "levels of language" and a pragmatic principle suggested by van Inwagen do not support the view that works of fiction generate fictional objects but do not represent them.
Keywords fictional objects  Saul Kripke  Peter van Inwagen
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DOI 10.1111/jaac.12149
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