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Anscombe On ‘I’

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I examine the main arguments of Elizabeth Anscombe’s difficult but fecund paper ‘The First Person’. Anscombe argues that the first-person singular is not a device of reference, and, in particular, that it is not a device of indexical reference. Both arguments fail, but in ways that we can learn from.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Australian National University

Publication date: October 1, 1997

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