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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Hume, D.
 
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Fictions I 93
Fiction/Hume: is a principle of human nature, because it presupposes permanent objects - which we need.
I 95
More fiction is needed to resolve the contradiction between the discontinuity of impressions and their attributed identity - however, permanent existence is well compatible with discontinuity of impressions - this is a principle.
D. Hume
I Gilles Delueze David Hume, Frankfurt 1997 (Frankreich 1953,1988)
II Norbert Hoerster Hume: Existenz und Eigenschaften Gottes aus Speck(Hg) Grundprobleme der großen Philosophen der Neuzeit I Göttingen, 1997


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