Extended Essays: Fictional Entities

Amie L. Thomasson

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Metaphysics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405152983
StatePublished - Apr 9 2009


  • Extended essays
  • Fictional entities
  • Individuation
  • Metaphysically salient sense of term "substance"-substance an individual thing
  • Realism and antirealism about abstract entities
  • mind/body problem-Reinhardt Grossmann calling the mind "the great garbage bin of Ontology"
  • modality and possible worlds-propositions evaluated not only as true or false, but as necessarily or contingently true or false
  • persistence-things changing, metaphysical and observational datum
  • space and time-absolute or relative

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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