Indexicality, Transparency, and Mental Files

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 58 (4):353-367 (2015)
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Francois Recanati’s Mental Files presents a picture of the mind on which mental representations are indexical and transparent. I dispute this picture: there is no clear case for regarding mental representations as indexical, and there are counterexamples to transparency

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The Metaphysics of Mental Files.Simon Prosser - 2020 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 100 (3):657-676.
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The essential indexical research program.Daniel Morgan - 2020 - Synthese 199 (1-2):3083-3100.

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Knowledge and its Limits.Timothy Williamson - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
Coreference and meaning.N. Ángel Pinillos - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 154 (2):301 - 324.
Illusion of transparency.Laura Schroeter - 2007 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (4):597 – 618.

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