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Single Idea 18403

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

Full Idea

Even if the indexical is not an objective fact about the world, it is a fact about the world as I find it, and it is the world as I find it that needs explanation.

Gist of Idea

Indexicals may not be objective, but they are a fact about the world as I see it


David J.Chalmers (The Conscious Mind [1996], 1.2.5)

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.85

A Reaction

Chalmers treats them as important, whereas the way he expresses it could make them eliminable, if the world seen by him is eliminable.