Fiction and Fictionalism Mark Sainsbury

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Fiction and Fictionalism  by  Mark Sainsbury

Fiction and Fictionalism by Mark Sainsbury
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Are fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes real? What can fiction tell us about the nature of truth and reality? In this excellent introduction to the problem of fictionalism Mark Sainsbury covers the following key topics: what is fiction-MoreAre fictional characters such as Sherlock Holmes real?

What can fiction tell us about the nature of truth and reality? In this excellent introduction to the problem of fictionalism Mark Sainsbury covers the following key topics: what is fiction- realism about fictional objects, including the arguments that fictional objects are real but non-existent- real but non-factual- real but non-concrete- the relationship between fictional characters and non-actual worlds- fictional entities as abstract artifacts- fiction and intentionality and the problem of irrealism- fictionalism about possible worlds- and, moral fictionalism.

Mark Sainsbury makes extensive use of examples from fiction, such as Sherlock Holmes, Anna Karenina and Madame de Bovary and examines the work of philosophers who have made significant contributions to the topic, including Meinong, David Lewis, and Bas Van Fraassen.



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