Indexicals and Sider’s Neo-linguistic Account of Necessity

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Russell, Gillian. (2017). Indexicals and Sider’s Neo-linguistic Account of Necessity. Res Philosophica. 94(3), pp. 385 - 397. https://doi.org/10.11612/resphil.1576
AuthorsRussell, Gillian
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Sider offers a new take on a linguistic account of necessity. In this paper, I assess his view’s vulnerability to objections made against more traditional linguistic accounts, especially an argument I call the “indexical problem.” I conclude that the indexical problem has no force against Sider’s approach because the view is able to attribute modal properties directly to propositions, rather than indirectly via analytic sentences that express them. However, Sider also argues that traditional linguistic accounts fail because of two well-known problems, and I argue that the same two problems undermine his own account.

Year2017
JournalRes Philosophica
Journal citation94 (3), pp. 385 - 397
PublisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
ISSN2168-9105
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.11612/resphil.1576
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85026266499
Page range385 - 397
Research GroupDianoia Institute of Philosophy
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