Background and activities


Haraldsen, Fredrik (forthcoming): "General Term Rigidity is Meaning Constancy". Forthcoming in Analysis, DOI: 10.1093/analys/anab007

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2020): “How to Pick Out a Dragon: Fiction and the Selection Problem”. In Topoi  39(4): 401–412. DOI: 10.1007/s11245-017-9517-1

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2019): “You Cannot Steal Something That Doesn’t Exist: Against Fictionalism about Fiction”. In Dialectica 72(4): 603–616. DOI:10.1111/1746-8361.12253

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2018): “Rigidity and Triviality”. In Synthese vol. 195(5), April 2018: 1993–1999. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-016-1311-x

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2017): “Kind Term Rigidity and Property Identities”. In Philosophia 45(3), October 2017: 1179–1193. DOI: 10.1007/s11406-017-9822-3

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2017): “The Truth About Sherlock Holmes”. In Organon-F 24(3), Special issue on The Semantics of Fictional Discourse, September 2017: 339–365.

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2016): “Essence, Application and Explanation”. In Acta Analytica vol. 31(2), June 2016: 179–189. DOI: 10.1007/s12136-015-0272-x

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2015): “On What Actually Is”. In Erkenntnis vol.80(3), June 2015: 643–656. DOI:10.1007/s10670-014-9667-0

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2013): “What Russell Couldn’t Describe”. In Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 91(3), September 2013: 459–473. DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2012.720266

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2012): “Rigidity, Reference, and Contingent Identity”. In SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy 13(2), December 2012: 116–127.



Haraldsen, Fredrik (2017): Andrea Bianchi (ed.) “On Reference”. In Organon F, 24(1), 121–127.

Haraldsen, Fredrik (2016): Manuel García-Carpintero & Genoveva Martí (eds.) “Empty Representations: Reference and Non-Existence”. In Organon F, 23(2), 262–273.



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