logical fiction
Russell called items shown to be logical constructions out of other items, logical fictions; an example is the way ‘the average man’ is shown to be a logical fiction when we see how to translate statements made using the term into others that do not even appear to refer to such an entity. The usage is slightly confusing since, unlike fictions, logical constructions really exist. For example, showing that numbers are logical constructions out of sets is not so much showing that numbers do not exist, as showing what it means to say that they do.

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fiction — 01. This story is [fiction]. It sounds real, but it is purely from the writer s imagination. 02. She writes science [fiction] novels which are very popular worldwide. 03. His brilliant historical [fiction] has made the past come alive for… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Mystery fiction — is a loosely defined term. 1.It is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery. Sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • Artificial intelligence in fiction — This is a sub article of Artificial intelligence (AI), describing the different futuristic portrayals of fictional artificial intelligence in books and film.Since Artificial Intelligence has a potential equal to or greater than our own, it can… …   Wikipedia

  • Science fiction — (abbreviated SF or sci fi with varying punctuation and capitalization) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology. Science fiction is found in books, art, television, films, games …   Wikipedia

  • Outline of science fiction — The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to science fiction: Science fiction genre of fiction dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science or technology, often in a futuristic setting.[1][2][3] Exploring …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of fan fiction terms — The community surrounding modern fan fiction has generated a considerable number of unique subgenres and literary terminology over the past several decades. This subarticle serves as an introduction for the reader to the most notable terms that… …   Wikipedia

  • Stars and planetary systems in fiction — The planetary systems of stars other than the Sun and the Solar System are a staple element in much science fiction. Contents 1 Overview 1.1 The brightest stars …   Wikipedia

  • Definitions of science fiction — Science fiction includes such a wide range of themes and subgenres that it is notoriously difficult to define.[1] This is a list of definitions that have been offered by authors, editors, critics and fans over the years since science fiction… …   Wikipedia

  • Hard science fiction — is a category of science fiction characterized by an emphasis on scientific or technical detail, or on scientific accuracy, or on both.[1][2] The term was first used in print in 1957 by P. Schuyler Miller in a review of John W. Campbell, Jr. s… …   Wikipedia

  • Gyn Talk (Visual Fiction) — AfDM|page=Gyn Talk (Visual Fiction)|date=2008 October 9|substed=yes Gyn Talk (Visual Fiction) is a collaborative series of twenty acrylic paintings that focuses on electronic communications made between two fictional female characters on the… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”