A Stalnakerian Analysis of Metafictive Statements

Merel Semeijn

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    Because Stalnaker’s common ground framework is focussed on cooperative information exchange, it is challenging to model fictional discourse. To this end, I develop an extension of Stalnaker’s analysis of assertion that adds a temporary workspace to the common ground. I argue that my framework models metafictive discourse better than competing approaches that are based on adding unofficial common grounds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium
    EditorsAlexandere Cremers, Thom van Gessel, Floris Roelofsen
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Dec-2017

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