Demonstratives, Pure Indexicals, and Essential Indexicals

Eros Corazza

in Reflecting the Mind

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270187
Published online November 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601484 | DOI:
 Demonstratives, Pure Indexicals, and Essential Indexicals

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Concentrates on indexical reference and discusses the distinction between pure indexicals and essential indexicals. It is shown how indexical thoughts are perspectival. In focusing ‘now’ and ‘here’, the view that these indexicals may have different meanings is explained away.

Keywords: anaphora; character; demonstratives; pure indexicals; temporal indexicals; temporal terms

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Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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