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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


Attitudes De Dicto and De Se

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume I

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195032048
eISBN:
9780199833382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195032047.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this wide‐ranging paper, Lewis defends the view that propositional attitudes consist in relations to properties, which themselves are sets of possible individuals. In so doing, he champions the ... More


The Essential Contextual

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The main constructive task of this chapter is to provide a way of modeling self-locating or essentially indexical information in a way that allows for the communication of this kind of information, ... More


Modeling a Perspective on the World

Robert Stalnaker

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A defense of a thesis about self-locating attitudes that Clas Weber has labeled “Propositionalism”: to be ignorant of where in the world one is, what time it is, or who one is is always to be ... 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


Three Notions of Context

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199645169
eISBN:
9780191761379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645169.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the intuitive idea of context, and two contrasting theoretical representations of context: first, a notion of context as a representation of the concrete situation at a point ... More


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