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Single Idea 18423

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 9. Indexical Semantics]

Full Idea

Whatever can be expressed indexically could be expressed by non-indexical means.

Gist of Idea

All indexicals can be expressed non-indexically


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 08.1)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.143

A Reaction

This is the best summary of the thesis of their book. Indexicality in non-essential.

Related Idea

Idea 22418 I can know indexical truths a priori, unlike their non-indexical paraphrases [McGinn]