Probably the Charterhouse of Parma Does Not Exist, Possibly Not Even That Parma

  • Alberto Voltolini University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Keywords: fictional works, fictional surrogates, hyperrealism

Abstract

In this paper, I will claim that fictional works apparently about utterly immigrant objects, i.e., real individuals imported in fiction from reality, are instead about fictional individuals that intentionally resemble those real individuals in a significant manner: fictional surrogates of such individuals. Since I also share the realists’ conviction that the remaining fictional works concern native characters, i.e., full-fledged fictional individuals that originate in fiction itself, I will here defend a hyperrealist position according to which fictional works only concern fictional individuals.

Published
2013-12-02
How to Cite
Voltolini, A. (2013). Probably the Charterhouse of Parma Does Not Exist, Possibly Not Even That Parma. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 6(25), 235-261. Retrieved from http://www.humanamente.eu/index.php/HM/article/view/142