Fictionalism

[Revised entry by Matti Eklund on October 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Fictionalism about a region of discourse can provisionally be characterized as the view that
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[Revised entry by Matti Eklund on October 19, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Fictionalism about a region of discourse can provisionally be characterized as the view that claims made within that discourse are not best seen as aiming at literal truth but are better regarded as a sort of 'fiction'. As we will see, this first characterization of fictionalism is in several ways rough. But it is a useful point of departure....

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