Pleonastic Entities: Fictional Characters and Propositions
Article first published online: 10 DEC 2008
© 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 65–78, January 2009
How to Cite
Vignolo, M. (2009), Pleonastic Entities: Fictional Characters and Propositions. Philosophical Investigations, 32: 65–78. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2008.01362.x
- Issue published online: 10 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 10 DEC 2008
Stephen Schiffer holds that propositions are pleonastic entities. I will argue that there is a substantial difference between propositions and fictional characters, which Schiffer presents as typical pleonastic entities. My conclusion will be that if fictional characters are typical pleonastic entities, then Schiffer fails to show that propositions are pleonastic entities.