Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Sugar Trail Example: John Perry's thought experiment (J. Perry, The Problem of the Essential Indexical, 1979, Nous 13(1)3-21.). Perry wants to inform a supermarket customer, that he leaves a sugar trail behind him with his shopping car. After a tour through the market, he realizes that he himself is this customer. See also index words, reference, objectivity, ostension, identification, specification, self-ascription.

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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Supermarket-Example / Sugar track example/ Perry / Cresswell: Perry Solution: Proposition / Perry: a set of triples of persons, times and worlds. Respectively. as a function of people and times to sets of worlds. - Problem: this proposition does not explain the stopping of the shopping cart! - Solution / Lewis: the object of belief is not a sentence, but rather a property which is the meaning of "I m making a mess." (Self-attribution). - Boer / LycanVsLewis: self-ascription is an unclear term.

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.

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M. J. Cresswell
Semantical Essays (Possible worlds and their rivals) Dordrecht Boston 1988

M. J. Cresswell
Structured Meanings Cambridge Mass. 1984

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