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Locating Ourselves in the World

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Our Knowledge of the Internal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199545995
eISBN:
9780191719929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545995.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops and defends a new account of essentially indexical, de se, or self-locating belief with the aim of using it in later chapters to clarify the analogy between self-locating ... More


Modeling a Perspective on the World

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198810346
eISBN:
9780191847332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810346.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is argued, following David Lewis, that we should model a cognitive state by a set of centered possible worlds, since this is required to represent the believer’s self-locating or indexical ... More


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