In defence of fictional realism

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

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Benjamin Schnieder
Universität Hamburg
Tatjana von Solodkoff
University College Dublin
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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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2008.583.x
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