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Remembering, Imagining, and the First Person

James Higginbotham

in Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

It is widely supposed that certain uses of anaphoric forms (pronouns, reflexives, and others) give rise to peculiarly ‘first-personal’ interpretations, and it has become customary following David ... More


The First Person *

Kripke Saul A.

in Philosophical Troubles: Collected Papers, Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730155
eISBN:
9780199918430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730155.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the perplexities some philosophers have felt concerning the simple first person pronoun “I.” It considers the views of David Kaplan, Frege, and David Lewis. It argues that the ... More


Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter covers the early influence on Wittgenstein's thought concerning selfhood of Schopenhauer. It details the picture of philosophical solipsism and the grammar of the ‘I’, what Wittgenstein ... More


Kant and the First Person

C. Thomas Powell

in Kant's Theory of Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244486
eISBN:
9780191680779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244486.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the views of Immanuel Kant on the first person as they relate to his theory of self-consciousness and compares them with those of Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe. In recent ... More


Authorial Reference Points

Gabriele Stein

in Sir Thomas Elyot as Lexicographer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199683192
eISBN:
9780191763205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683192.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

Lexicographers have to decide which forms they will use when the explanation of the lexical item cannot be done without a generic reference, e.g. a person, someone, somebody, one’s, etc. Elyot uses a ... More


Voice

John Frow

in Character and Person

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704515
eISBN:
9780191775239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704515.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

To be a fictional character is to be both an agent and an object of discourse; at once a speaker, a person spoken to, and a person referred to. Chapter 5 undertakes a lengthy analysis of the ... More


Expressing the self in Japanese: Indexical expressions in the service of indexical thoughts

Rodanthi Christofaki

in Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Christofaki’s chapter provides an analysis of terms used for first-person reference in Japanese, addressing the question of how de se thought is expressed in a language with a multitude of ... More


Turning Inward

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter provides an exploration of ‘self-narration’. The chapter concentrates on love poetry, a kind of discourse in which the first person pronoun predominates and turns attention on itself. ... More


On the liturgical reading and singing of Scripture

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Chapters 6–9 analyze some of the ways in which Scripture is evoked in Christian liturgical enactments. One of the most obvious of these is the reading aloud by a lector of a passage from Scripture. ... More


Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book addresses different linguistic and philosophical aspects of referring to the self in a wide range of languages from different language families, including Amharic, English, French, ... 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


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