INDIVIDUALITY IN FICTION AND THE CREATIVE ROLE OF THE READER

Abstract : The main aim of the paper is to offer a solution compatible with Graham Priest’s Noneism and Amie Thomasson’s Artifactual theory which stresses the epistemic features of the notion of individuality in fiction in a framework where individuals are conceived of as functions (the framework is known as the world-lines-semantics of Hintikka). According to our view, it is the endorsement of a reader’s perspective that extends the range of the values of the functions (individuals) and that offers an alternative solution to cases of identity inside and outside the scope of a fictionality (or representation) operator. More technically, this proposal can be seen as both extending the notion of individuality of the Artifactual theory and furnishing an epistemic twist to Priest’s principle of freedom.
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Matthieu Fontaine, Shahid Rahman. INDIVIDUALITY IN FICTION AND THE CREATIVE ROLE OF THE READER. Revue internationale de philosophie, Association Revue internationale de philosophie, 2012, 4 (262). ⟨halshs-01216225⟩

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