Indexicals and utterance production

Philosophical Studies 150 (3):331-348 (2010)

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Paula Sweeney
University of Aberdeen
Abstract
We distinguish, among other things, between the agent of the context, the speaker of the agent's utterance, the mechanism the agent uses to produce her utterance, and the tokening of the sentence uttered. Armed with these distinctions, we tackle the the ‘answer-machine’, ‘post-it note’ and other allegedly problematic cases, arguing that they can be handled without departing significantly from Kaplan's semantical framework for indexicals. In particular, we argue that these cases don't require adopting Stefano Predelli's intentionalism.
Keywords Philosophy of language  Indexicals  Context dependence  Stefano Predelli
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9416-4
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