In defence of fictional realism

Philosophical Quarterly 59 (234):138-149 (2009)
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Abstract

Fictional realism, i.e., the view that because fictions exist, fictional characters exist as well, has recently been accused of leading to inconsistency generated by phenomena of indeterminacy and inconsistency in fiction. We examine in detail four arguments against fictional realism, and present a version of fictional realism which can withstand those arguments.

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Benjamin Schnieder
University of Vienna
Tatjana von Solodkoff
University College Dublin

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