Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality

Synopsis

Eros Corazza presents a fascinating investigation of the role that indexicals (e.g. 'I', 'she', 'this', 'today', 'here') play in our thought. Indexicality is crucial to the understanding of such puzzling issues as the nature of the self, the nature of perception, social interaction, psychological pathologies, and psychological development. Corazza draws on work from philosophy, linguistics, and psychology to illuminate this key aspect of the relation between mind and world. By highlighting how indexical thoughts are irreducible and intrinsically perspectival, Corazza shows how we can depict someone else's indexical thought from a third-person perspective.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Eros Corazza
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2004