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Single Idea 18428

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

Full Idea

When you recall the look of the inside of your house ....where things are relative to one another is what persists in memory, not where they were relative to you when seen.

Gist of Idea

You don't remember your house interior just from an experienced viewpoint


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

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.178

A Reaction

This seems to be a very telling example, though you could postulate some system which converts perspectival input into objective information. But why bother? We seek objective information, not perspectives.