Single Idea 18404

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

Full Idea

Because our perceptual states typically represent the world as seen from a perspective, it is sometimes thought that some distinctively indexical kind of content is needed to characterise those states.

Gist of Idea

It is assumed that indexical content is needed to represent the perspective of perception


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 01.4)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.12

A Reaction

They are summarising this view precisely so that they can oppose it, and I think they are right.