Fodor and demonstratives in LOT

Una Stojnić, Ernest Lepore

Abstract


In this paper, we consider a range of puzzles for demonstratives in the language of thought we had raised in our last philosophical conversation we had with Jerry Fodor. We argue against the Kaplan-inspired indexing solution Fodor proposed to us, but offer a Fodor-friendly account of the demonstratives in the language of thought in its stead, building on our account of demonstrative pronouns in English.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.20906