Fictional Objects

2015.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stuart Brock and Anthony Everett (eds.), Fictional Objects, Oxford University Press, 2015, 299 pp., $75 (hbk),
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2015.12.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Stuart Brock and Anthony Everett (eds.), Fictional Objects, Oxford University Press, 2015, 299 pp., $75 (hbk), ISBN978-0-19-873559-5. Reviewed by Takashi Yagisawa, California State University, Northridge Fictional stories speak of a number of objects. Some of those objects are taken from outside fiction (e.g., London in the Sherlock Holmes stories, Napoleon in War and Peace), but others are not (e.g., Sherlock Holmes, Pierre Bezukhov). The latter, objects indigenous to the stories, are fictional objects. Metaphysics of fictional objects is the theme of this collection of eleven original papers. All of the papers are elaborations on and/or extensions of the respective authors' earlier works, except for the last paper (by Anthony Everett and Timothy Schroeder). Commonsensical platitudes about fictional objects are abundant and apparently jointly inconsistent if taken literally. A well-known example is the. . .

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