The Problem of the Essential Indexical: And Other Essays

The Problem of the Essential Indexical: And Other Essays

by John Perry
     
 

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A collection of twelve essays by John Perry and two essays he co-authored, this book deals with various problems related to "self-locating beliefs": the sorts of beliefs one expresses with indexicals and demonstratives, like "I" and "this." Postscripts have been added to a number of the essays discussing criticisms by authors such

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A collection of twelve essays by John Perry and two essays he co-authored, this book deals with various problems related to "self-locating beliefs": the sorts of beliefs one expresses with indexicals and demonstratives, like "I" and "this." Postscripts have been added to a number of the essays discussing criticisms by authors such as Gareth Evans and Robert Stalnaker. Included with such well-known essays as "Frege on Demonstratives," "The Problem of the Essential Indexical," "From Worlds to Situations," and "The Prince and the Phone Booth" are a number of important essays that have been less accessible and that discuss important aspects of Perry's views, referred to as "Critical Referentialism," on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195049992
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

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