Pretense and Pathology: Philosophical Fictionalism and its Applications

Pretense and Pathology: Philosophical Fictionalism and its Applications

Professor Bradley Armour-Garb


during this publication, Bradley Armour-Garb and James A. Woodbridge distinguish a number of species of fictionalism, finding and protecting their very own model of philosophical fictionalism. Addressing semantic and philosophical puzzles that come up from usual language, they give thought to such matters because the challenge of non-being, plural id claims, mental-attitude ascriptions, which means attributions, and truth-talk. they think about 'deflationism approximately truth', explaining why deflationists can be fictionalists, and convey how their philosophical fictionalist account of truth-talk underwrites a dissolution of the Liar Paradox and its kinfolk. They extra discover the semantic notions of reference and predicate-satisfaction, displaying how philosophical fictionalism may also get to the bottom of puzzles that those notions seem to current. Their serious exam of fictionalist techniques in philosophy, including the improvement and alertness in their personal model of philosophical fictionalism, should be of significant curiosity to students and upper-level scholars of philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophical good judgment, philosophy of brain, epistemology, and linguistics.

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