(In Some Fictions) Everything is True

  • Luis Estrada González National Autonomous University of Mexico


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
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: 23 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/ajl.v15i2.4856.