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Single Idea 18427

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

Full Idea

It is bad news if some of our contents are essentially tied to particular contexts. ...If information needs to be assessed relative to some ur-context, later recipients won't know what to do with it.


'Ur-' means original or foundational

Gist of Idea

If some of our thought is tied to its context, it will be hard to communicate it


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

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.176