Chapter Systems and Indexes

Stefano Predelli

in Contexts

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199281732
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603204 | DOI:
Chapter Systems and Indexes

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This chapter discusses the semantic behaviour of indexical expressions. Its main themes include the treatment of recorded messages, the assessment of the contextualist criticism of the traditional view of indexicality, and the analysis of discourse about fiction. Its main conclusion pertains to the logical behaviour of indexical languages, and challenges the restriction of semantic analysis to so-called proper contexts.

Keywords: indexical; recorded message; contextualism; fiction; proper context

Chapter.  11689 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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