Serial Fiction, the End?

British Journal of Aesthetics 55 (3):323-341 (2015)

Abstract

Andrew McGonigal presents some interesting data concerning truth in serial fictions.1 Such data has been taken by McGonigal, Cameron and Caplan to motivate some form of contextualism or relativism. I argue, however, that many of these approaches are problematic, and that all are under-motivated as the data can be explained in a standard invariantist semantic framework given some independently plausible principles

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Lee Walters
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Relativism and Disagreement.John MacFarlane - 2007 - Philosophical Studies 132 (1):17-31.

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