|Quasi-Indicator, philosophy: A quasi-indicator is an expression for an index word, e.g. "he", which is not sufficient to make the object of reference clear in a situation. See also index words, indexicality, context/context dependency, indeterminacy, quotation.|
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|Frank I 163 ff
Quasi-Indicator/Castaneda: is the fundamental role of the I only at the moment of the speech act - must refer to a antecedent: Peter believes that "he" ... -
Thesis: "He*", etc. cannot be replaced by indicators, nor as variables or deputy singular terms or (descriptions) - Thesis: (Conclusion of "He"): the reference of "I" is a logically irreducible category, which can only be represented equivalently by the impersonal and trans-situational quasi-indicator "he" -
Quasi-Indicator/Castaneda: contradicts the classical theory of propositions: that prop Once upon beziehen- on propositions ChisholmVs / LewisVs: ment Zust not primarily based on propositions, but relation between subject and a property that is attributed it directly - CastanedaVsChisholm : attribution theory does not explain sufficiently the explicit self-esteem.
I 430 ~
Quasi-Indicator He/Castaneda/Perry* cannot be replaced by description or names that does not, in turn, contain a quasi-indicator - PerryVsCastaneda: the other one can also think "he*, i.e. the other one..."
Quasi-Indicator/Castaneda: represents the indexical reference, it does not carry it out. Not entirely deputy, included in reference.
Phenomeno-Logic of the I: Essays on Self-Consciousness Bloomington 1999
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994