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Fictional truth: in defence of the reality principle
Uppsala university.
2021 (English)In: The language of fiction / [ed] Emar Maier; Andreas Stokke, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 88-106Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A well-known theory about under which circumstances a statement is true in a fiction is the Reality Principle (RP), which originates in the work of David Lewis: "(RP) Where p1…pn are the primary fictional truths of a fiction F, it is true in F that q iff the following holds: were p1…pn the case, q would have been the case" (Walton 1990, 44). RP has been subjected to a number of counterexamples, up to a point where, in the words of Stacie Friend (2017, 33), "it is widely recognized that the Reality Principle […] cannot be a universal inference rule for implied story-truths". This chapter argues that the strength of these counterexamples is widely overestimated, and that they do not, on closer scrutiny, constitute reasons for rejecting RP.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. p. 88-106
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"Truth in Fiction", Reality Principle, Gregory Currie, David Lewis, Kathleen Stock, Kendall Walton
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-217371DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198846376.003.0004ISBN: 9780198846376 (print)ISBN: 9780191881534 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-217371DiVA, id: diva2:1816009
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved

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