In sections on whether nature carves itself, where limits lie, where tools come from, and what mind-dependency depends on, they consider such matters as whether the world is really a world of objects: a note on Quinean ontology, spatial fictionalism
: a solution to the grounding problem, the bona fideness of material entities and their boundaries, a conceptual view in the metaphysics of species, the semantics of artifactual words, and Leibniz's principle and psycho-neural identity.
The Will to Make-Believe: Religious Fictionalism
, Religious Beliefs, and the Value of Art, ANDREA SAUCHELLI
Both the philosopher and the artist, albeit in radically different ways, acknowledge the value of fictionalism
. Both recognize that fictions are essentially what structure our reality.
"The Frege-Geach Problem and Kalderon's Moral Fictionalism
." Philosophical Quarterly 59, no.
To resolve the above tension--that Congress must have intentions for legislation to be meaningful but reliably fails to form them--this Article argues that one should accept what philosophers call "fictionalism
" about legislative intent.
In contrast, mathematical fictionalism
asserts that mathematical sentences purport to be about the abstract world, but the abstract world does not exist, so they are all false.
Badiou, Agamben and Zizek confront deconstructionist fictionalism
: they radically challenge those trends in social philosophy that relativize truth (truth-effects).
He understood it as a conglomerate of various predecessors including, among others, the cognitive constructivism of Jean Piaget, the philosophical skepticisim of George Berkeley, the fictionalism
of Hans Vaihinger, the transcendental philosophy of Immanuel Kant, and the Renaissance philosophy of Giambattista Vico.
The essays treat the following topics: Nietzsche's views on or relationship to aesthetics (essays 1-3), metaethics, (specifically, non-cognitivism and fictionalism
) (essays 4-5), compassion and the self (essays 6-8), and naturalism (essay 9).