The Problem of the Essential Indexical: and Other Essays by John Perry

The Problem of the Essential Indexical: and Other Essays

byJohn Perry

Hardcover | January 1, 1993

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A collection of twelve essays by John Perry and two essays he co-authored, this book deals with various problems related to "self-locating beliefs": the sorts of beliefs one expresses with indexicals and demonstratives, like "I" and "this." Postscripts have been added to a number of theessays discussing criticisms by authors such as Gareth Evans and Robert Stalnaker. Included with such well-known essays as "Frege on Demonstratives," "The Problem of the Essential Indexical," "From Worlds to Situations," and "The Prince and the Phone Booth" are a number of important essays that havebeen less accessible and that discuss important aspects of Perry's views, referred to as "Critical Referentialism," on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind.

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John Perry is at Stanford University.
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Title:The Problem of the Essential Indexical: and Other EssaysFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.62 × 5.75 × 1.14 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195049993

ISBN - 13:9780195049992

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