Fictionalism

Online Companion to Problems in Analytic Philosophy (2015)
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In this entry I will offer a survey of the contemporary debate on fic- tionalism, which is a distinctive anti-realist view about certain regions of discourse that are valued for their usefulness rather than their truth.

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Fiora Salis
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