- 'You' and 'I' in Modal Logic
- Grazer Philosophische Studien
- Volume | Issue number
- 93 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Interfacultary Research Institutes
- Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
The article discusses the interpretation of indexicals within the framework of quantified modal logic. The dominant theory on this topic is Kaplan's two-dimensional analysis. Since its appearance in 1977, Kaplan's analysis has been challenged on various grounds. The author will argue that by revising the way of modelling the objects we refer to in conversation, we can account for counterexamples to Kaplan's theory, while maintaining Kaplan's basic insights concerning the meaning of 'you' and 'I'.
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