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  • Brantner, James
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
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  • This paper explores the relationship between modality and fiction, particularly in regard to questions asked by both about identity of objects across worlds or fictions and about how the relationship between fictional or possible objects and their properties should be explained. On the latter question, it concludes that, while the exemplifying/encoding distinction as spelled out by Edward Zalta is problematic, the distinction captures an important intuition and should be re-imagined in such a way as to avoid those problems. Additionally, the analysis of both questions draw out strong parallels between fictions and possible worlds indicating that the distinction will apply in a similar way to both.
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  • Simmons, Keith
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2013
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