No Trouble with Poetic License

Nathan Wildman, Christian Folde

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Abstract

Recently, Xhignesse has argued that the principle of poetic licence (PPL), which roughly states that any class of propositions is true in some possible fiction, ought to be rejected. Here, we defend PPL from Xhignesse’s objection by demonstrating that, properly understood, his purported counter-example case is either irrelevant or unproblematic. The upshot is that Xhignesse has given us no reason to reject PPL.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-326
JournalBritish Journal of Aesthetics
Volume58
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018

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Wildman, Nathan ; Folde, Christian. / No Trouble with Poetic License. In: British Journal of Aesthetics. 2018 ; Vol. 58, No. 3. pp. 319-326.
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No Trouble with Poetic License. / Wildman, Nathan; Folde, Christian.

In: British Journal of Aesthetics, Vol. 58, No. 3, 07.09.2018, p. 319-326.

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