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Overview

In this volume John Perry develops his “reflexive-referential” account of indexicals, demonstratives, and proper names. For this new second edition, Perry has added a new preface and two chapters on the distinction between semantics and pragmatics and on attitude reports. He reveals a coherent and structured family of contents—from reflexive contents that place conditions on their actual utterance to fully incremental contents that place conditions only on the objects of reference—reconciling the legitimate insights of both the referentialist and descriptivist traditions.

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Meet the Author

John Perry is the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Contents and Propositions 17
3 Utterance and Context 33
4 Context and cognitive paths 51
5 Meanings and Contents 70
6 Names and the Co-reference Problem 100
7 Names, Networks and Notions 123
8 The No-reference Problem 147
9 Conclusion 173
Examples 197
References 199
Index 205
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