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Christian Folde
Universität Hamburg
Nathan Wildman
Tilburg University
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We offer an original argument for the existence of universal fictions—that is, fictions within which every possible proposition is true. Specifically, we detail a trio of such fictions, along with an easy-to-follow recipe for generating more. After exploring several consequences and dismissing some objections, we conclude that fiction, unlike reality, is unlimited when it comes to truth.
Keywords truth in fiction  fictional operators  principle of poetic license  alethic puzzle
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DOI 10.1111/jaac.12332
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Exploding Stories and the Limits of Fiction.Michel-Antoine Xhignesse - 2021 - Philosophical Studies 178 (3):675-692.
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No Trouble with Poetic Licence: A Reply to Xhignesse.Nathan Wildman & Christian Folde - 2018 - British Journal of Aesthetics 58 (3):319-326.
Fiction Is Always (Or Never) Unlimited: A Reply to Wildman and Folde.Martin Ricksand - 2020 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 78 (2):235-238.

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