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Self-Knowing Agents

Lucy O'Brien

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book argues that a satisfactory account of first-person reference and self-knowledge needs to concentrate on our nature as agents. It considers two main questions. First, what account of ... More


The Self‐Reference Rule

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the self-reference rule (SSR), which states that ‘I’ refers to the subject who produced it. In particular, it analyses the suggestion that SRR is able to provide a satisfactory ... More


Introduction to Part I

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the main focus of the book, namely the central aspects of self-consciousness. It then discusses a first-person reference, in particular it ... More


Perceptual Models of First‐Person Reference

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Evans's account of first-person reference and finds it unsatisfactory. It argues that to the extent that an account of first-person reference assumes that the referent of ‘I’ is ... More


The Agency Account

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on developing an account of first-person reference, which draws on the insights of the two-tier strategy but denies that first-person reference is equivocal. It seeks to make ... More


Arguments for the No‐Reference View of ‘I’

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents an extended discussion of Anscombe on the problem of first-person reference. It introduces and criticizes the internal perceptual model for first-person reference. It also ... More


Pairing and Avoidance: An Otherness-Focused Approach to Social Ties

Rupert Stasch

in Society of Others: Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256859
eISBN:
9780520943322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256859.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores a pattern of pairing and avoidance that Korowai enact across many different areas of life activity. It then looks at what can be called dyad-based forms of person reference, in ... More


Grammar

N. J. Enfield

in Relationship Thinking: Agency, Enchrony, and Human Sociality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199338733
eISBN:
9780199369447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338733.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines the idea that the grammatical system of the language provides a rich context with affordances for social action. One feature of the grammatical system is that it provides the ... More


The demise of indexicals: A case study

Kasia M. Jaszczolt

in Meaning in Linguistic Interaction: Semantics, Metasemantics, Philosophy of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199602469
eISBN:
9780191815867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602469.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 5 addresses the semantic aspects of expressing the self/ego, and in particular it contains a case study first-person reference from a cross-linguistic as well as philosophical perspective, ... More


Naming of Litigants

Karen Tracy

in Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190217969
eISBN:
9780190217983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217969.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter’s first section, scholarly work on stance-taking is reviewed and the case is made why person-referencing is an important part of stance-taking during oral argument. Combining ... More


Linguistic Distance and the Dehumanization of Capital Defendants

Robin Conley

in Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199334162
eISBN:
9780190263911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334162.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Working from linguistic theory on empathetic and emotional deixis, chapter 5 argues that certain deictic reference forms used to refer to defendants establish distance between speakers and defendants ... 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


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


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