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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


“I”: An Essential Indexical

José Luis Bermúdez

in Understanding I: Language and Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796213
eISBN:
9780191837319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796213.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Why are we interested in the first person pronoun “I”? One famous answer, associated with David Lewis and John Perry, is that first person thoughts (thoughts typically expressed through sentences ... More


“I”: Token-Sense and Type-Sense

José Luis Bermúdez

in Understanding I: Language and Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796213
eISBN:
9780191837319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796213.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a positive account of the sense of “I.” The type-sense of “I” is straightforward. As Mark Sainsbury has emphasized, “I” is the word that English speakers use to refer to ... More


Understanding I: Language and Thought

José Luis Bermúdez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796213
eISBN:
9780191837319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Understanding “I”: Thought and Language develops a model of how language-users understand sentences involving the first person pronoun “I.” This model illuminates the unique psychological role that ... More


Frege and Evans on the Sense of “I”

José Luis Bermúdez

in Understanding I: Language and Thought

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198796213
eISBN:
9780191837319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796213.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The best developed neo-Fregean account of the sense of “I” was offered by Gareth Evans in The Varieties of Reference. Evans’s account is based on his principle that understanding referring ... More


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