The inessential quasi-indexical

Philosophical Studies 145 (2):235 - 255 (2009)
Abstract
In this paper, I argue, contra Perry, that the existence of locating beliefs does not require the abandonment of the analysis of belief as a relation between subjects and propositions. I argue that what the "problem of the essential indexical" reveals is that a complete explanation of behaviour requires both an explanation of the type of behaviour the agent engaged in and an explanation of why she engaged in it in the circumstances that she did. And I develop an account of belief which encompasses both explanatory roles and which still treats belief as a two-place relation between subjects and propositions
Keywords Belief  Indexical  Perry  Locating belief
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Hector-Neri Castaneda (1967). Indicators and Quasi-Indicators. American Philosophical Quarterly 4 (2):85--100.

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