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Fiction and metaphysics

Responsibility Amie L. Thomasson
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy / general editor, Ernest Sosa
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press
Year 1999
Language English
Size xii, 175 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Abstract This challenging study places fiction squarely at the center of the discussion of metaphysics. Philosophers have traditionally treated fiction as involving a set of narrow problems in logic or the phi...osophy of language. By contrast Amie Thomasson argues that fiction has far-reaching implications for central problems of metaphysics. The book develops an "artifactual" theory of fiction, whereby fictional characters are abstract artifacts as ordinary as laws or symphonies or works of literature. In taking seriously the work of literary scholars and in citing a wide range of literary examples, this book will interest not only philosophers concerned with metaphysics and the philosophy of language, but also those in literary theory interested in these foundational issues.
Amie Thomasson argues that fiction has far-reaching implications for central problems of metaphysics.
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Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-170) and index
Authors *Thomasson, Amie L. (Amie Lynn), 1968-
Subjects LCSH:Fictions, Theory of
LCSH:Metaphysics
Classification LCC:BC199.F5
DC21:111
ID 1001483779
ISBN 0521640806
NCID BA41365616
Vol (hard) ; ISBN:0521640806
pbk ; ISBN:9780521065214
Created Date 2012.08.17
Modified Date 2012.08.17

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