Truth in Fiction  

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"In 'Truth in Fiction' (1983), David Lewis raises four objections to a Meinongian semantics of fiction. Lewis does not deny that a Meinongian logic of fiction could be made to work, but identifies disadvantages in Meinongian semantics as a reason for recommending his own modal logical alternative. Lewis's essay first appeared in 1978, and is republished in his Philosophical Papers, to which he has added a series of 'Postscripts to “Truth in Fiction”' (1983)." --Alexius Meinong, The Shepherd of Non-Being, Dale Jacquette, 2015

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"Truth in Fiction" (1978) is an essay about the the truth of fiction by American philosopher David Lewis, published in the American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 15. No. 1, January 1978.

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