Fictional Reports A Study on the Semantics of Fictional Names

Fiora Salis

Abstract


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.

Keywords


fictional reports, fictional names, sententialism, interpreted logical forms, gappy propositions, name using practices

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.634