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Organon F

Volume 28, February 2021, Issue 1, Pages 107–134

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article | Special issue on Names and Fictions

Fictional Names and Fictional Concepts: A Moderate Fictionalist Account

Eleonora Orlando

https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28106

Abstract

The main thesis I want to defend in this essay is that a fictional name refers to an individual concept, understood as a mental file that stores information, in the form of different descriptive concepts, about a purported individual. Given there is no material particular a fictional name could be referring to, it will be construed as referring to the concept of a particular, with which many descriptive concepts are associated, in the context of the set of thoughts constitutive of a fictional narrative. A fictional narrative will be thus characterised as a conceptual world, namely, a set of sentence-types semantically correlated with a set of thought-types.

Keywords

Fictional name; fictional narrative; fictionalism; fictive, parafictive and metafictive uses; mental file; singular thought.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Eleonora Orlando 

Affiliation

University of Buenos Aires

Address

Bulnes 642 - CP: 1176 Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

E-mail

eleonoraorlando@sadaf.org.ar

About this article

Received

3 March 2020

Accepted

10 November 2020

Published online

28 February 2021

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

APA

Orlando, E. (2021). Fictional Names and Fictional Concepts: A Moderate Fictionalist Account. Organon F, 28(1), 107–134. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28106

Chicago

Orlando, Eleonora. 2021. "Fictional Names and Fictional Concepts: A Moderate Fictionalist Account." Organon F 28 (1): 107–134. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28106

Harvard

Orlando, E. (2021). Fictional Names and Fictional Concepts: A Moderate Fictionalist Account. Organon F, 28(1), pp. 107–134. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2021.28106

Copyright information

© Eleonora Orlando

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