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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Millikan, Ruth
 
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Fictions I 201/202
Fiction/names/naming/Millikan: Names like "Winnie the Pooh" are alleged names, not empty names.
Empty name: e.g. "Nicholas", used by a child. Used by an adult: alleged name.

Millk I
R. G. Millikan
Language, Thought, and Other Biological Categories: New Foundations for Realism Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-26