Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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He, he himself, he*, philosophy: this is about the question of how far pronouns like "he" can be made clear so that any confusion in the use of language is impossible. E.g. "He believes he is fat" may refer to one or two people. See also indexicality, index words, individuation, identification, self-reference, ascription, self-ascription, privileged access, self-identification.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Frank I 16 ~
Geach: "Himself" solution for problem "Philips worst enemy" - Geach: e.g. "believes of himself to be quite cunning": must be a unique predicate that can be assigned to everyone.
Geach I 117
he / Geach: does not refer - Error: in the Middle Ages it was converted into arelative clause and then one asked for reference.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-21