Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781684000524 Will Publish January 2020
Cloth $55.95 ISBN: 9781684000616 Will Publish January 2020

Revisiting the Essential Indexical

John Perry

Revisiting the Essential Indexical

John Perry

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

146 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781684000524 Will Publish January 2020
Cloth $55.95 ISBN: 9781684000616 Will Publish January 2020
In this book, renowned philosopher John Perry responds to criticisms of his influential writing on “the essential indexical.” He begins by explaining the conclusions of his past articles. He then argues that many criticisms are based on confusions about the relation between the issues of opacity and cognitive significance, and other basic misunderstandings of his views. While dealing with criticisms, Perry makes a number of points about self-knowledge, the issue that motivated his original papers.
Contents
1 Introduction 2 The Basic Claims 3 Opacity and Cognitive Significance 4 Names and Indexicals: New Theories of Reference 5 Names and Indexicals: Frege’s Theory of Reference 6 Referential, Nominal and Indexical Content 7 What About Opacity? 8 Hume and Heimson 9 A Prior Example 10 Kripke 11 Back to Self-Knowledge 12 Lewis’s Theory 13 The View From Everywhere 14 Conclusion Index
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