A Defence of Intentionalism about Demonstratives

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 97 (4): 775-791 (2019)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Intentionalism about demonstratives is the view that the referent of a demonstrative is determined solely by the speaker's intentions. Intentionalists can disagree about the nature of these intentions, but are united in rejecting the relevance of other factors, such as the speaker's gestures, her gaze, and any facts about the addressee or the audience. In this paper, I formulate a particular version of this view, and I defend it against six objections, old and new.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
First archival date: 2018-07-20
Latest version: 2 (2018-07-20)
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
492 ( #13,573 of 65,580 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
71 ( #10,664 of 65,580 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.