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|Name: Mr Anton Killin|
|Institution: Victoria University of Wellington|
|Title: Fictionalism about musical works|
|Abstract: In this paper I defend fictionalism about musical works. After overviewing fictionalism generally, I discuss and assess the views of three theorists: Robert Martin, Andrew Kania, and Ross Cameron. Each of these philosophers defend something like a fictionalist construal of our thought and talk about musical works, though Cameron's view in particular is nihilist, and in Martin and Kania's cases, the fictionalist aspect of their view is underdeveloped. In this paper I go further. I motivate fictionalism about musical works, explain the view in detail and defend the view against various objections.|
|Keywords: fictionalism; antirealism; musical works; music ontology; metaphysics of music|