- n. philosophy The quality or state of being indexical
- indexical + -ity (Wiktionary)
“I suppose the cost of maintaining an amateur interest in a subject is that you end up reinventing the wheel:) Anyway, for what it is worth, here is my modest contribution to the theme of 'extended mind' (which I call 'the problem of indexical extent' after the notion of indexicality in your book):”
“Importantly, indexicality does not imply non-rigidity.”
“To think that this is sufficient for non-rigidity, Williamson complains, is to confuse non-rigidity for indexicality.”
“Summarizing: indexicality in English extends beyond Kaplan's list, though how far beyond is controversial.”
“Some philosophers resist claims that indexicality extends (much) beyond Kaplan's list.”
“A similar implicit indexicality is found in the theoretical specification of kind terms, which explains their rigid character also.”
“¦ [Its branches include the theory of how] one and the same sentence can express different meanings or propositions from context to context, owing to ambiguity or indexicality or both, ¦ speech act theory, and the theory of conversational implicature.”
“A somewhat different approach to indexicality, implemented in different ways by David Kaplan and Robert Stalnaker, has been much more influential, however.”
“But indexicality is a more general phenomenon: verb tense and aspect point to context for determining the relevant temporal point or interval.”
“How to treat indexicality is one of the main challenges to Fregean contents of utterances as Frege himself understood these.”
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