edited by Neil Feit and Alessandro Capone
CSLI, 2013
eISBN: 978-1-57586-666-6 | Cloth: 978-1-57586-665-9 | Paper: 978-1-57586-664-2
Library of Congress Classification PE1261. A88 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 425

In English, we use the word "I" to express thoughts that we have about ourselves, and we use the reflexive pronouns "himself" and "herself" to attribute such thoughts to others. Philosophers and linguists call such thoughts, and the statements we use to express them, de se.  


De se thoughts and statements, although they appear often in our day-to-day lives, pose a series of challenging problems for both linguists and philosophers. This interdisciplinary volume examines the structure of de se thought, various issues concerning the semantics and pragmatics of our discourse about it, and also what it reveals about how humans think about themselves and the world around them.


Contributors are:

Darren Bradley

Alessandro Capone

Eros Corazza

Wayne A. Davis

Denis Delfitto

Michael Devitt

Igor Douven

Neil Feit

Gaetano Fiorin

James Higginbotham

Yan Huang

Kasia M. Jaszczolt

Michael Nelson

Pietro Perconti

John Perry

Michael G. Titelbaum

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