Institut Jean Nicod

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April 30 : Fiora Salis (Universidade de Lisboa)

Mardi 30 avril 2013 de 16h30 à 18h30
Institut Jean-Nicod, ENS, 29, rue d’Ulm 75005 paris, Salle de réunion, RDC.

Fiora Salis (Centro de Filosofia, Universidade de Lisboa)

"Thinking and talking about Marlow"

The problem of intersubjective identification arises from the difficulties of explaining how our thoughts and discourse about fictional characters can be directed towards the same (or different) characters given the assumption that there are no fictional   entities. In this paper I   aim to offer a solution in terms of participation in name-using practices against a recent proposal put forward by Stacie Friend in terms of notion-networks. The key idea is that if name-using practices secure reference, then participati  on in a practice is a sufficient condition for intersubjective identification of fictional characters.