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A Stalnakerian Analysis of Metafictive Statements

Semeijn, M., Dec-2017, Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium. Cremers, A., van Gessel, T. & Roelofsen, F. (eds.). Amsterdam: ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, p. 415-425 10 p.

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Because Stalnaker’s common ground framework is focussed on cooperative information exchange, it is challenging to model fictional discourse. To this end, I develop an extension of Stalnaker’s analysis of assertion that adds a temporary workspace to the common ground. I argue that my framework models metafictive discourse better than competing approaches that are based on adding unofficial common grounds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium
EditorsAlexandere Cremers, Thom van Gessel, Floris Roelofsen
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
Pages415-425
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2017

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