Existence and fiction

R. M. Sainsbury

in Reference without Referents

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199241804
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602696 | DOI:
 Existence and fiction

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Shows how well the book’s theory applies to existential statements, providing a very straightforward account of true negative ones. The theory also applies reasonably well to fiction, and the remaining problems are problematic for all theories.

Keywords: cross-fictional sentences; cross-realm sentences; existence; fiction; fictional character; scope; second-level theories of existence

Chapter.  7918 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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