Fictional Reports: A Study on the Semantics of Fictional Names

Citation data:

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

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10317
DOI:
10.1387/theoria.634
Author(s):
Salis, Fiora
Publisher(s):
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
article description
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.