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Christian Folde
Universität Hamburg
Nathan Wildman
Tilburg University
Abstract
We offer an original argument for the existence of universal fictions—that is, fictions within which every possible proposition is true. Specifically, we detail a trio of such fictions, along with an easy-to-follow recipe for generating more. After exploring several consequences and dismissing some objections, we conclude that fiction, unlike reality, is unlimited when it comes to truth.
Keywords truth in fiction  fictional operators  principle of poetic license  alethic puzzle
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DOI 10.1111/jaac.12332
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