December 22, 2000

4:30pm, December 22, 2000
3rd floor conference room, Building 10, University of Tokyo (Komaba campus)
Yoshikazu Oshima (University of Tokyo)
Logophoricity and Quasi-indicators

Japanese 'zibun', when it occurs in secondary discourse context, shows properties as a quasi-indicator and gives rise to de se interpretation. In this talk I propose an analysis that logophoric 'zibun' and quasi-indicators in general pick out their referent from implicit components of belief/utterance, namely the context parameters of a context (of use) where a (token) belief/utterance is formed (in Crimmins and Perry's (1989) sense), and that de se interpretation arises as a side effect of this process.

Selected references:
Abe, Jun (1992). The Locality of Zibun and Logophoricity. ms. University of Connecticut.
Crimmins, Mark and John Perry (1989). The Prince and The Phone Booth: Reporting Puzzle Beliefs. Journal of Philosophy 86.
Kaplan, David (1977). Demonstratives. ms. Reprinted in Almog et al. eds. (1989), Themes from Kaplan, New York: Oxford University Press.

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