Single Idea 16390

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 9. Indexical Thought]

Full Idea

Many philosophers now prefer Lewis's centred worlds framework for indexicals …It is two-dimensional, saying an attitude only has a truth-value when evaluated with respect to a contextual index, containing a subject and time, as well as a world.

Gist of Idea

Lewis's popular centred worlds approach gives an attitude an index of world, subject and time


report of David Lewis (Attitudes De Dicto and De Se [1979]) by François Recanati - Mental Files 18.2

Book Reference

Recanati,François: 'Mental Files' [OUP 2012], p.249

A Reaction

[compressed; this is said to have largely ousted the older Kaplan-Perry view] You only begin to understand the possible worlds game when you see how many problems find proposed 'solutions' there.