Fiction-Making as a Gricean Illocutionary Type

  title={Fiction-Making as a Gricean Illocutionary Type},
  author={Manuel Garc{\'i}a-Carpintero},
There are propositions constituting the content of fictions—sometimes of the utmost importance to understand them—which are not explicitly presented, but must somehow be inferred. This essay deals with what these inferences tell us about the nature of fiction. I will criticize three well-known proposals in the literature: those by David Lewis, Gregory Currie, and Kendall Walton.1 I advocate a proposal of my own, which I will claim improves on theirs. Most important for my purposes, I will argue… CONTINUE READING