In his defense of a version of what I have called “the ubiquity thesis”—the idea that every narrative fiction contains an overarching fictional narrator—Peter Alward gives a helpful reconstruction of some of my arguments against that thesis and clearly lays out a part of the theoretical terrain on which this debate takes place. However, by the end of the piece he is offering solace to both me and those I was arguing against, which is about as close as philosophers come to fightin’ words.
Kania, A. (2007). Against them, too: A reply to Alward. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 65(4), 404-408. doi:10.1111/j.1540-594X.2007.00274.x
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