(VALENCIA, OCTOBER 19TH-20TH, 2017)
Views about the role of SINGULAR TERMS IN FICTIONAL DISCOURSE have mostly focussed on prima facie empty terms, made up by authors of fiction, such as 'Bezukhov' in War and Peace. Singular terms in fictions that are already in use outside them, such as 'Napoleon' in the same work, have not received as much attention. An issue they raise is whether or not theorists –whether or not they are realists about fictional characters– should give them the same treatment that their made-up counterparts receive. In the 2017 Blasco Disputatio, Stacie Friend and Manuel García-Carpintero will argue for contrasting views on this matter. The workshop will also be open to discussing any related issues on the semantics of singular terms in fiction and on other aspects concerning fictional discourse. The invited papers, together with a selection of the submitted papers will appear on a special issue in the journal Disputatio.
Stacie Friend (Birkbeck, University of London), Manuel García-Carpintero (University of Barcelona), Petr Kot’átko (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences)
CALL FOR PAPERS:
We invite submissions on any aspect of the debate on the semantics of singular terms in fiction and on other philosophical issues concerning fictional discourse. Authors should submit full papers (5000 words) or extended abstracts (2000 words) by May 19th, 2017. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Notification of acceptance should be expected by June 19th, 2017