Self-Location and Other-Location.
- According to one tradition in the philosophy of language and mind, the content of a psychological attitude can be characterized by a set of possibilities. On the classic version of this account, advocated by Hintikka (1962) and Stalnaker (1984) among others, the possibilities in question are possible worlds, ways the universe might be. Lewis (1979, 1983a) proposed an alternative to this account, a... read moreccording to which the possibilities in question are possible individuals or centered worlds, ways an individual might be. The motivation for the centered worlds theory has primarily to do with self-locating or de se attitudes. The focus of this paper is on the less-discussed question of how other-locating or de re attitudes ought to be treated within this framework.read less
- This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Ninan, Dilip. "Self-Location and Other-Location." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 87, no. 2 (July 15, 2013): 301-331, which has been published in final form at doi:10.1111/phpr.12051. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."