Article/Publication Details

The Significance of Schiffer's Meaning-Intention Problem

(Original title: The Significance of Schifferś Meaning-Intention Problem)
Organon F, 1998, vol. 5, No 2, pp. 112-131.
File to download: PDF*
BibTex EndNote Tagged EndNote XML RIS

Document Statistics:

Number of visits: 2,500
Number of visits today: 4
Last visit: 03.12.2023 - 08:35
PDF downloads: 748


Schifferś \'meaning-intention\' problem is aimed at \'hidden-indexical\' theories of belief ascription. Without defending such theories the author raises several questions about the assumptions behind Schifferś objection. Perhaps hidden-indexical theories don\'t tell us enough about how we can refer to modes of presentation, but Schifferś skepticism about our ability to know modes of presentation is unwarranted. The author sketches an account of the role of modes of presentation in ordinary psychological talk which is designed to answer Schifferś skeptical worries.

*The article is subject to copyright.