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Manuel García-Carpintero
Universitat de Barcelona
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The paper provides an opinionated survey of recent contributions – roughly, in the last decade – to our understanding of how names and other referring expressions work in fictional discourse and addresses well-known philosophical worries that they raise. Views about the semantics of referring expressions in fictional discourse are usually accompanied by metaphysical views on the ontology of fictional characters, so this will also come under our focus.
Keywords Philosophy of Language  Fictional Names  Semantics
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The Semantics of Fiction.Manuel García-Carpintero - forthcoming - Mind and Language.
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