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18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 9. Indexical Thought

[thought which depends on a particular perspective]

15 ideas
Thoughts about myself are understood one way to me, and another when communicated [Frege]
Indexical thoughts are about themselves, and ascribe properties to themselves [Perry ,by Recanati]
Lewis's popular centred worlds approach gives an attitude an index of world, subject and time [Lewis ,by Recanati]
Indexical thought is in relation to my self-consciousness [McGinn]
Indexical concepts are indispensable, as we need them for the power to act [McGinn]
Indexicals may not be objective, but they are a fact about the world as I see it [Chalmers]
Indexicals apply to singular thought, and mental files have essentially indexical features [Recanati]
Indexicality is closely related to singularity, exploiting our direct relations with things [Recanati]
If two people can have phenomenally identical experiences, they can't involve the self [Brogaard]
It is assumed that indexical content is needed to represent the perspective of perception [Cappelen/Dever]
Indexicality is not significantly connected to agency [Cappelen/Dever]
All information is objective, and purely indexical information is not much use [Cappelen/Dever]
If some of our thought is tied to its context, it will be hard to communicate it [Cappelen/Dever]
You don't remember your house interior just from an experienced viewpoint [Cappelen/Dever]
Our beliefs and desires are not organised around ourselves, but around the world [Cappelen/Dever]