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Language and Context

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270187
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601484 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927018X.003.0002
 Language and Context

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Discusses indexicals and proper names and the different ways in which their use relies on context to fix their reference. This exercise will illustrate how our linguistic practice rests on context, broadly construed. This would help understanding how we are context-bound agents.

Keywords: cognitive significance; context; identity; indexicals; information; proper names; semantic use of context

Chapter.  18735 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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