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

The Problem of the Essential Indexical and Other Essays

And Other Essays

Hardcover Published: 28th January 1993
ISBN: 9780195049992
Number Of Pages: 352

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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." In the early essays, Perry argues that an account of these beliefs requires us to distinguish what is believed from how it is believed, and the rest of the essays discuss various aspects and implications of that distinction and issues closely related to it.
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 have been less accessible and that discuss important aspects of Perry's views, which stem from the area of thought referred to as "Critical Referentialism" on the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. In addition, postscripts have been added to a number of the essays discussing criticisms by authors such as Gareth Evans and Robert Stalnaker.

Frege on Demonstrativesp. 3
Postscriptp. 26
The Problem of the Essential Indexicalp. 3
Postscriptp. 50
Belief and Acceptancep. 53
Postscriptp. 65
A Problem About Continued Beliefp. 69
Postscriptp. 89
Castaneda on He and Ip. 91
Perception, Action, and the Structure of Believingp. 121
From Worlds to Situationsp. 151
Possible Worlds and Subject Matterp. 173
Postscriptp. 189
Circumstantial Attitudes and Benevolent Cognitionp. 193
Thought Without Representationp. 205
Postscriptp. 219
Cognitive Significance and New Theories of Referencep. 227
Postscriptp. 245
The Prince and the Phone Booth: Reporting Puzzling Beliefsp. 249
Postscriptp. 278
Individuals in Informational and Intentional Contentp. 279
Fodor and Psychological Explanationsp. 301
Referencesp. 323
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780195049992
ISBN-10: 0195049993
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th January 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.5

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