Object Theory and Modal Meinongianism


Otávio Bueno and Edward N. Zalta


Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 95/4 (2017): 761–778.


In this paper, we compare two theories, modal Meinongianism (MM) and object theory (OT), with respect to several issues that have been discussed recently in the literature in connection with the theory of nonexistent objects and the philosophy of fiction. In particular, we raise some objections for MM, undermine some of the objections that its defenders raise for OT, and we point out some virtues of the latter with respect to the former.

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