Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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Geach, Peter T.
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Fictions I 158
Fiction/Existence/Ontology/E.g. Chesterton "The Missing Mr Glass": hearing impairment: "I missed a glass" - Geach: then the question is no longer whether predicates may be attributed - intentional verbs such as "adore" "dream of", "seek" are not well understood - if descriptions are replaced, the truth value may change or may not change - how do you find out if two worship the same God?.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24