De Se Reductionism Takes on Monsters


  • Emar Maier



Chierchia (1989) and others have used the contrast between George hopes that he will win and Georges hopes to win in mistaken-self-identity scenarios, to argue for dedicated de se LFs. The argument, further strengthened by evidence of shiftable indexicals, appears applicable against any reductionist account that sees de se as merely a particular subtype of de re. My Acquaintance Resolution framework is an attempt at such a reduction, and this paper seeks to extend that theory with a logical principle of introspection for belief, to account for the data within a unified treatment of de re and de se.




How to Cite

Maier, E. (2019). De Se Reductionism Takes on Monsters. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 197–211.