In: Organon F, vol. 28, no. 1
Year, pages: 2021, 107 - 134
Fictional name; fictional narrative; fictionalism; fictive, parafictive and metafictive uses; mental file; singular thought.
Article type: Research Article
The main thesis I want to defend in this essay is that a fictional name refers to an individual concept, understood as a mental file that stores information, in the form of different descriptive concepts, about a purported individual. Given there is no material particular a fictional name could be referring to, it will be construed as referring to the concept of a particular, with which many descriptive concepts are associated, in the context of the set of thoughts constitutive of a fictional narrative. A fictional narrative will be thus characterised as a conceptual world, namely, a set of sentence-types semantically correlated with a set of thought-types.
How to cite:
Orlando, E. 2021. Fictional Names and Fictional Concepts: A Moderate Fictionalist Account. In Organon F, vol. 28, no.1, pp. 107-134. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28106
Orlando, E. (2021). Fictional Names and Fictional Concepts: A Moderate Fictionalist Account. Organon F, 28(1), 107-134. 1335-0668. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28106
Publisher: Filozofický ústav SAV, Filosofický ústav AVČR
Published: 28. 1. 2021
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