The possibility of empty fictions

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    Abstract

    An empty fiction is a fiction with no content-that is, a fiction in which no propositions are (fictionally) true. The central question of this article is, are such fictions possible? Here, I argue that they are. More specifically, after first examining and rejecting five potential arguments for the possibility of empty fictions, I go on to develop a more successful argument. Along the way, I introduce a new method for producing fictions via complementation functions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-42
    Number of pages8
    JournalThe journal of aesthetics and art criticism
    Volume77
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

    Keywords

    • TRUTH

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