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Frege and the Sense of ‘I’

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199659982
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0016
Frege and the Sense of ‘I’

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If singular thoughts depend upon contextual relations to the objects of thought, how can they be communicated across contexts? The mental file framework suggests an account of the communication of singular thoughts which is reminiscent of Frege's remarks regarding the two senses of ‘I’, in thought and in communication.

Keywords: singular thought; Frege; ‘I’; communication; context; linguistic vs psychological modes of presentation

Chapter.  4211 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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