Could Sherlock Holmes Have Existed?

TitleCould Sherlock Holmes Have Existed?
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsBen-Yami, H.
Journal titleCroatian Journal of Philosophy
Year2010
Pages175-181
Volume10
Abstract

In Naming and Necessity Kripke argued against the possible existence of fictional characters. I show that his argument is invalid, analyse the confusion it involves, and explain why the view that fictional characters could not have existed is implausible.

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