Journal of Philosophical Logic 44 (4):429-451 (2015)

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Geoff Georgi
West Virginia University
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Some expressions of English, like the demonstratives ‘this’ and ‘that’, are referentially promiscuous: distinct free occurrences of them in the same sentence can differ in content relative to the same context. One lesson of referentially promiscuous expressions is that basic logical properties like validity and logical truth obtain or fail to obtain only relative to a context. This approach to logic can be developed in just as rigorous a manner as David Kaplan’s classic logic of demonstratives. The result is a logic that applies to arguments in English containing multiple occurrences of referentially promiscuous expressions
Keywords Logic  Context  Coordination  Demonstratives  Indexicals  Kaplan
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