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Pleonastic Entities: Fictional Characters and Propositions

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Philosophy Department
University of Genoa
via Balbi 4
16126 Genoa
Italy
maxi@nous.unige.it

Abstract

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.

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