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Contribution to Fictional Epistemology
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
2015 (English)In: Organon F: international journal of analytic philosophy, ISSN 1335-0668, Vol. 22, 133-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In his article "Who is Who in the Fictional World", Petr Kot'atko argues that fictional worlds are, in general, complete, that is the logical law of the excluded middle holds in fictional worlds, though he admits that there are exceptions-he mentions Samuel Beckett's trilogy as an example. The present article agrees with both these conclusions, and it continues Kot'atko's discussion by suggesting an explanation why so many scholars have claimed that fictional worlds in general are incomplete, and by presenting different kinds of exceptions from Kot'atko's basic position, and, finally, by sketching alternative interpretations of these examples of incomplete fictional worlds.

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Prag, 2015. Vol. 22, 133-144 p.
Keyword [en]
Completeness, fictional worlds, incompleteness
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115047ISI: 000350078300009OAI: diva2:795558
Available from: 2015-03-16 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-04-09Bibliographically approved

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