Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Fiction: a counterfactual assumption or history. In philosophy, it is the question how a truth value can be attributed to fictional statements. See also idealization, as if, truth, facts, counterfactuals, theories, theoretical entities, existence, ontology.
 
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Black, Max
 
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Fictions II 121f
Def fiction / fictional use / Black: an expression E is fictitiously used in a given context, when subjected to grammatical (syntactic and semantic) rules,that are suitable for an expression of analogous grammatical form, but not for E - i.e. there are always certain grammatical rules injured
III 66
Fiction / Black: here it is not about truth or falsity.

Bla I
Max Black
Bedeutung und Intention
In
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, G. Meggle (Hg), Frankfurt/M 1979

Bla II
M. Black
Sprache M√ľnchen 1973

Bla III
M. Black
The Prevalence of Humbug Ithaca/London 1983


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