Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Index words: index words are words like “here”, “there”, “now”, “me”, etc. which require a closer determination, so that a sentence which includes them can be determined whether it is true or false. A sentence with index words is therefore context-dependent. Index words are not demonstratives. See also deixis, anaphora, context dependency, indexicality.
 
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Index words/Schiffer: = contextual singular term - Schiffer: yet no compositional semantics is needed - solution: reference predicate - ref (x, y, z) - (eliminated Index: - "his statement refers to x"). - the conceptual role is then complex - then weak compositionality is acceptable: in the conceptual role of "says".

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St. Schiffer
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25