Fictional Reports: A Study on the Semantics of Fictional Names

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THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 25, Issue: 2, Page: 175-185

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Salis, Fiora
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
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Against standard descriptivist and referentialist semantics for fictional reports, I will defend a view according to which fictional names do not refer yet they can be distinguished from one another by virtue of their different name-using practices. The logical structures of sentences containing fictional names inherit these distinctions. Different interpretations follow.