Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):200-209 (2012)

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Richard Woodward
Universität Hamburg
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Stephen Yablo (2001) argues that traditional fictionalist strategies run into trouble due to a mismatch between the modal status of a claim like ‘2 + 3 = 5’ and the modal status of its fictionalist paraphrase. I argue here that Yablo is best seen as confronting the fictionalist with a dilemma, and then go on to show how this dilemma can be resolved
Keywords fictionality  fictionalism  truth in fiction
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DOI 10.1002/tht.30
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