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Single Idea 18426

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

Full Idea

Fundamentally, all information is objective information. ...[176] What we want is fully portable information, and information that co-ordinates on the world, rather than on us, is best suited for the task.

Gist of Idea

All information is objective, and purely indexical information is not much use


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 10)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.173

A Reaction

I agree entirely with their thesis. We just pick up information about ourselves, such as who and where we are, which is just like equivalent information about other people. It is isn't a special type of information.