Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 1, 1975

Terence Parsons
Pages 73-86

A Meinongian Analysis of Fictional Objects

This paper explores the view that there are such things as (nonexistent) fictional objects, and that we refer to such objects when we say things like "Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective", or "Conan Doyle wrote about Sherlock Holmes". A theory of such objects is developed as a special application of a Meinongian Ontology.