Kinds of Context: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Proper Names and Indexicals

@article{Corazza2004KindsOC,
  title={Kinds of Context: A Wittgensteinian Approach to Proper Names and Indexicals},
  author={E. Corazza},
  journal={Philosophical Investigations},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={158-188}
}
  • E. Corazza
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Philosophical Investigations
Let us begin with my name. We substitute ‘B.R.’ for ‘I’ or ‘you’ or ‘he’, as the case may be, because ‘B.R.’ is a public appellation, appearing on my passport and my identity card. If a policeman says “Who are you?” I might reply saying “Look! this is who I am”, but this information is not what the policeman wants, so I produce my identity card and he is satisfied. (Russell; 1948: 101) In this paper I shall concentrate on two linguistic tools: proper names and indexicals. Proper names such as… Expand
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