Philosophers discuss whether we should commit ourselves to fictional objects or not. There is a test—quite widespread among philosophers—to settle the matter: if fictional objects are required to give an adequate semantic/pragmatic analysis of either intra-fictional or extra-fictional sentences, then we are committed to them; if we can ac-count for this analysis without them, we are not so committed. I am going to consider this test and I will claim that on its own it cannot be considered a definitive test.

Where not to look for fictional objects / E. Paganini. - In: STUDIA SEMIOTYCZNE. - ISSN 2544-073X. - 36:1(2022), pp. 85-96. [10.26333/sts.xxxvi1.06]

Where not to look for fictional objects

E. Paganini
2022

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Philosophers discuss whether we should commit ourselves to fictional objects or not. There is a test—quite widespread among philosophers—to settle the matter: if fictional objects are required to give an adequate semantic/pragmatic analysis of either intra-fictional or extra-fictional sentences, then we are committed to them; if we can ac-count for this analysis without them, we are not so committed. I am going to consider this test and I will claim that on its own it cannot be considered a definitive test.
fictional names; fictional objects; abstract objects; realists/irrealists about fictional objects; intra-fictional sentences; extra-fictional sentences;
Settore M-FIL/05 - Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi
DECC18LBIAN_01 - Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2018-2022 - Dipartimento di FILOSOFIA - BIANCHI, LUCA MARIA SILVIO FRANCESCO - DECC - Bando Dipartimenti di Eccellenza - 2018
https://doi.org/10.26333/sts.xxxvi1.06
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