Towards a semantics for the artifactual theory of fiction and beyond

  title={Towards a semantics for the artifactual theory of fiction and beyond},
  author={Matthieu Fontaine and Shahid Rahman},
In her book Fiction and Metaphysics (1999) Amie Thomasson, influenced by the work of Roman Ingarden, develops a phenomenological approach to fictional entities in order to explain how non-fictional entities can be referred to intrafictionally and transfictionally, for example in the context of literary interpretation. As our starting point we take Thomasson’s realist theory of literary fictional objects, according to which such objects actually exist, albeit as abstract and artifactual entities… 

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