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IN DEFENCE OF FICTIONAL REALISM

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Fictional realism, i.e., the view that because fictions exist, fictional characters exist as well, has recently been accused of leading to inconsistency generated by phenomena of indeterminacy and inconsistency in fiction. We examine in detail four arguments against fictional realism, and present a version of fictional realism which can withstand those arguments.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9213.2008.583.x

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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