<b>Logical Character</b>

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199287826
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603570 | DOI:
 Logical Character

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The logical character of I is obligatorily deictic. Some variant devices have obligatory anaphoric reference, some are free, and some again have obligatory deictic reference. It is by singling out individuals made salient in the extra-sentential context that uses of this third sort refer. Substitution instances reveal and matching constraints confirm that each use of I (together with singular You) must fall into this third category.

Keywords: deictic term; logical character; anaphora; extra-sentential context; substitution instances; matching constraints; salience; singular personal pronouns

Chapter.  3641 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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