John Searle and I agree about many important aspects about individual speech acts within fiction. I hope to reduce the area of disagreement by explaining how much work an analysis of fiction as linguistic behavior can do to solve the problems of truth and reference in fiction. The elements of the analysis include a concept of suspending H. P. Grice’s maxims of conversation, a view about criteria for the application of words and concepts, and the acceptance of institutions and institutional facts.
MARTINICH, A. P.
"Fiction as an Institution,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 8
, Article 11.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol8/iss1/11