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De Se Communication: Centered or Uncentered?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5250-1881
2016 (English)In: About oneself: De Se Thought and Communication / [ed] Manuel García-Carpintero, Stephan Torre, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, p. 272-306Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It was pointed out, first by Robert Stalnaker, then also by Andy Egan, that David Lewis’s model of centered-worlds contents has undesired consequences for communication of de se contents. The recent years have seen a number of attempts to save the model by amending it to handle de se communication. Proposals include the appeal to sequences of individuals in the centers, to ersatz classical propositions, and to operations of “re-centering”. The authors are Dilip Ninan and Stephan Torre (sequences), Sarah Moss and Max Kölbel (ersatz), and Alan Gibbard and Clas Weber (re-centering). The present paper discusses these attempts. The conclusion is that they fail.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. p. 272-306
Keywords [en]
centered worlds, communication, content, David Lewis, de se, Robert Stalnaker
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-138274DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0011ISBN: 978-0-19-871326-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-138274DiVA, id: diva2:1066603
Available from: 2017-01-18 Created: 2017-01-18 Last updated: 2017-02-06Bibliographically approved

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