For there to be an analogy with fictional characters, the performance of the illocutionary act should be thought to be ontologically sufficient for creating an abstract entity
The same holds for the readers' states of mind: it is claimed to be implausible to attribute to them, for instance, the pretension that an abstract entity
is solving a mysterious murder.
Thomasson is well aware of this objection; she is ready to admit that since Hamlet is an abstract entity
, everything said about him in Hamlet, literally interpreted, is false.
Foucault does not write about the library as an abstract entity
The relationship that Garutti establishes with space in this fashion has little to do with Modernity's reflection on space as a decontextualized abstract entity
For example, if one takes properties to be sui generis entities one must decide whether such entities are abstract or concrete entities, and this decision can be influenced by metaphysical dogma such as the refusal to admit any sort of abstract entity
In this paper I discuss and criticize some versions of a Platonist explanation of that relationship, according to which a musical work is an abstract entity
, that exists independently of its performances, and whose properties determine the class of perceptible phenomena that count as performances of that work.
Instead, it is an abstract entity
(like a quantum state), a component of a law of nature .
Compared to the macro-level model, a medium-level model represents additional real-world objects (those that are not of primary importance for the overall activities of the enterprise) as the concepts which are represented by the entity type TOOLS and additional abstract entity
types which correspond to concepts relevant only for specific departments or functional areas.
It tends to figure only as an object of power (the abstract entity
on which power works) or as a representation (the body as image).