|I, philosophy: A) The expression of a speaker for the subject or the person who is herself. The use of this expression presupposes an awareness of one's own person. B) The psychical entity of a subject that is able to relate to itself.|
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|Frank I 412
Vivid name/Kaplan: restriction: there must not only be one a of which I think he is going to be the next president, but a "vivid Name". (> Locke) - Perry: but that does not solve the problem of the essential index word "I".
I/Kaplan: "rigid intension", not individual - "I" designates in each claim in which it occurs, the person who is making the claim.
I ~ 459ff
I/Kaplan: designates always the one who makes the claim (the user). - CastanedaVs: only de re not in a de dicto-references - does not help with the preparation of a network of beliefs.
Problem: the pronoun does not always express the speaker - more of a bound variable: "Stan thinks of me ..." - VsKaplan: the first person aspect is a "grammatical illusion".
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M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994