How fictional works are related to fictional entities

Dialectica 57 (2):225–238 (2003)
Authors
Alberto Voltolini
Università degli Studi di Torino
Abstract
The paper attempts at yielding a language-independent argument in favour of fictional entities, that is, an argument providing genuinely ontological reasons in favour of such entities. According to this argument, ficta are indispensable insofar as they are involved in the identity conditions of semantically-based entities we ordinarily accept, i.e. fictional works. It will also be evaluated to what extent this argument is close to other arguments recently provided to the same purpose.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1746-8361.2003.tb00267.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 34,484
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Literal Meaning.François Recanati - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
The Varieties of Reference.Gareth Evans - 1982 - Oxford University Press.
Literal Meaning.François Recanati - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2):487-492.
Fiction and Metaphysics.Amie L. Thomasson - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.

View all 17 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Eluding Wilson's “Elusive Narrators”.David Davies - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 147 (3):387 - 394.
In Defence of Fictional Realism.Benjamin Schnieder & Tatjana von Solodkoff - 2009 - Philosophical Quarterly 59 (234):138-149.
How to Be a Nominalist and a Fictional Realist.Ross P. Cameron - 2013 - In Christy Mag Uidhir (ed.), Art and Abstract Objects. Oxford University Press. pp. 179.
A Syncretistic Ontology of Fictional Beings.Alberto Voltolini - 2013 - In T. Koblizek, P. Kot'atko & M. Pokorny (eds.), Text + Work: The Menard Case. Litteraria Pragensia. pp. 89-108.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
78 ( #80,099 of 2,267,113 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
6 ( #66,722 of 2,267,113 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature