Universiteit van Amsterdam

Events

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

Please note that this newsitem has been archived, and may contain outdated information or links.

30 September 2016, COOL, Melina Mendoza

Speaker: Melina Mendoza
Title: Who is Sherlock Holmes?
Date: Friday 30 September 2016
Time: 18:30-19:30
Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Who is Sherlock Holmes? Can we even talk about identifying him? The often quoted example by Frege about identity “The evening star is the morning star” has the particularity that it refers to something that is actual and exists in the real world. If venus was fictional, could we still refer to it in the same way? What is true in a fiction to begin with? It can be said that it depends on the fictional context, or as we will refer to it, the Canon.

Please note that this newsitem has been archived, and may contain outdated information or links.