Varieties of Fiction Operators

  • Alberto VoltoliniEmail author
Part of the Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology book series (PEPRPHPS, volume 20)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Education SciencesUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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