I propose a different account of fictional objects from the ones already present in the literature. According to my account, fictional objects are culturally created abstract objects dependent for their existence on the pretence attitude adopted by a group of people towards a single fictional content. My work is divided into three parts: in the first one, I present how fictional objects come into existence according to my proposal; in the second part, I illustrate how the existence of fictional objects so conceived may be ontically indeterminate; in the last part, I consider what happens when vague existence and indeterminate identity are claimed within fictional texts.

Vague fictional objects / E. Paganini. - In: INQUIRY. - ISSN 0020-174X. - 63:2(2020), pp. 158-184. [10.1080/0020174X.2019.1610050]

Vague fictional objects

E. Paganini
2020

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I propose a different account of fictional objects from the ones already present in the literature. According to my account, fictional objects are culturally created abstract objects dependent for their existence on the pretence attitude adopted by a group of people towards a single fictional content. My work is divided into three parts: in the first one, I present how fictional objects come into existence according to my proposal; in the second part, I illustrate how the existence of fictional objects so conceived may be ontically indeterminate; in the last part, I consider what happens when vague existence and indeterminate identity are claimed within fictional texts.
fictional objects, vagueness, ontic vagueness, creationism about fictional objects
Settore M-FIL/05 - Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi
Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2018-2022 - Dipartimento di FILOSOFIA
25-apr-2019
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