Varieties of fiction operators
In (2014), Mark Sainsbury has claimed, first, that there is a variety of fiction operators, in particular the "according to f"- operator and the "in f"- operator, whose semantic contribution to the complex sentences they contribute to generate is different, and second, that no worlds-based semantical treatment works for any of them. In this paper, I want to hold that, when suitably reinterpreted, Sainsbury is utterly right as to his first claim, yet just partially right as to his second claim.
Voltolini, A. (2019)., Varieties of fiction operators, in A. Capone, M. Carapezza & F. Lo Piparo (eds.), Further advances in pragmatics and philosophy II, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 199-210.
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