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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 25, Issue 2, May 2010

Fiora Salis
Pages 175-185

Fictional Reports
A Study on the Semantics of Fictional Names

Against standard descriptivist and referentialist semantics for fictional reports, I will defend a view according to which fictional names do not refer yet they can be distinguished from one another by virtue of their different name-using practices. The logical structures of sentences containing fictional names inherit these distinctions. Different interpretations follow.

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