IS MODAL FICTIONALISM ARTIFICIAL?
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
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Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 92, Issue 4, pages 535–550, December 2011
How to Cite
WOODWARD, R. (2011), IS MODAL FICTIONALISM ARTIFICIAL?. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 92: 535–550. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2011.01411.x
- Issue published online: 2 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
This article examines a popular complaint against the fictionalist account of possible objects bruited by Gideon Rosen. This is the complaint that modal fictionalism is, in some sense or other, hopelessly artificial. I shall separate two different strands to this worry and examine each in turn. As we shall see, neither strand to the objection is intractable.