Midwest Studies in Philosophy 39 (1):46-57 (2015)

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Ben Blumson
National University of Singapore
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This paper argues: (1) All knowledge from fiction is from imagination (2) All knowledge from imagination is modal knowledge (3) So, all knowledge from fiction is modal knowledge Moreover, some knowledge is from fiction, so (1)-(3) are non-vacuously true.
Keywords Fiction  Imagination  Conceivability  Possibility
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DOI 10.1111/misp.12036
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