Revisiting the Essential Indexical (Lecture Notes) (Paperback)
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In this book, renowned philosopher John Perry responds to criticisms of his influential writing on “the essential indexical.” He begins by explaining the conclusions of his past articles. He then argues that many criticisms are based on confusions about the relation between the issues of opacity and cognitive significance, and other basic misunderstandings of his views. While dealing with criticisms, Perry makes a number of points about self-knowledge, the issue that motivated his original papers.
About the Author
John Perry is the Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, where he has chaired the Philosophy Department and directed the Center for the Study of Language and Information, which he helped found. He is the author of numerous books, including The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing and, most recently, Studies in Language and Information, the latter also published by CSLI Publications.