(In Some Fictions) Everything is True

  • Luis Estrada González National Autonomous University of Mexico

Abstract




I defend the idea that there are universal fictions, and that the Routley-Deutsch-Kapsner way of generating them – namely, with a story including deliberately and explicitly the proposition Everything is true – is still the best one. I reconstruct Wildman and Folde’s Finean criticisms to universal fictions a la Routley-Deutsch-Kapsner based on the idea that the universal quantifier in such fictions may not target the intended range of quantification, that is, all propositions. I show that Wildman and Folde’s argument does not succeed, for they fail to show that every universal sentence has to be understood as involving a restricted quantifier.




Author Biography

Luis Estrada González, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Associate Professor, Institute for Philosophical Research
Published
2018-07-03
How to Cite
ESTRADA GONZÁLEZ, Luis. (In Some Fictions) Everything is True. The Australasian Journal of Logic, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 64-76, july 2018. ISSN 1448-5052. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/ajl/article/view/4856>. Date accessed: 18 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/ajl.v15i2.4856.