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About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Manuel García-Carpintero and Stephan Torre


This volume addresses foundational issues concerning the nature of first-personal, or de se thought and how such thoughts are communicated. One of the question addressed is whether there is anything distinctive about de se thought or whether it can be subsumed under broader phenomena. Many have held that de se thought motivates a revision to traditional accounts of content or positing special ways of accessing such contents. Gottlob Frege famously held that first-person thoughts involve a subject being “presented to himself in a particular and primitive way, in which he is presented to no-one ... More

Keywords: de se content, communication, first-person thought, propositions, belief, assertion, Frege, Perry, Lewis, Stalnaker

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713265
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuel García-Carpintero, editor
University of Barcelona

Stephan Torre, editor
University of Aberdeen

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Part I Foundational Issues in De Se Thought

3 Constancy in Variation

Kathrin Glüer

Part II De Se Thought and Communication

6 Indexical Thought

François Recanati

8 Speaking About Oneself

Isidora Stojanovic

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