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Fiction and Metaphysics
By Amie L. Thomasson

Fiction and Metaphysics

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Fiction and Metaphysics by Amie L. Thomasson

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This challenging study places fiction squarely at the centre of the discussion of metaphysics. Philosophers have traditionally treated fiction as involving a set of narrow problems in logic or the philosophy of language. By contrast Amie Thomasson argues that fiction has far-reaching implications for central problems of metaphysics. The book develops an 'artifactual' theory of fiction, whereby fictional characters are abstract artifacts as ordinary as laws or symphonies or works of literature. By understanding fictional characters we come to understand how other cultural and social objects are established on the basis of the independent physical world and the mental states of human beings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521640800
ISBN-10: 0521640806
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Amie L. Thomasson

Ontology Made Easy by Amie L. Thomasson Ontology Made Easy, Hardback (January 2015)

Existence questions have been topics for heated debates in metaphysics, but this book argues that they can often be answered easily, by trivial inferences from uncontroversial premises. This 'easy' approach to ontology leads to realism about disputed entities, and to the view that metaphysical disputes about existence questions are misguided.

Fiction and Metaphysics by Amie L. Thomasson Fiction and Metaphysics, Paperback (June 2008)

Amie Thomasson argues that fiction has far-reaching implications for central problems of metaphysics.

Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind by Amie L. Thomasson Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, Hardback (October 2005)

Aims to bring phenomenology and analytic philosophy together, by demonstrating how work in phenomenology may help in analytic research, and how analytical philosophy of mind may shed light on phenomenological concerns. This book includes essays on topics as consciousness, intentionality, perception, action, self-knowledge, and temporal awareness.

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