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Otto said that I am a fool. Sententialism, Indexicals, and Kaplanian Monsters

Otto said that I am a fool. Sententialism, Indexicals, and Kaplanian Monsters
Otto said that I am a fool. Sententialism, Indexicals, and Kaplanian Monsters

According to sententialism, ‘Otto said that I am a fool’ expresses the holding of a relation between Otto and the sentence ‘I am a fool’. Sententialism is generally considered doomed, but I will show that a suitably developed sententialist account can surmount the many objections that have been raised. I will also show how important it is to have a fairer attitude towards sententialism. For if sententialist accounts are recognised as real options, it should also be recognised that the conclusion, drawn by many, that sentences such as the report above force us to introduce Kaplanian monsters is unwarranted.

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Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia
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Felappi, Giulia (2021) Otto said that I am a fool. Sententialism, Indexicals, and Kaplanian Monsters. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 102 (2), 172-191. (doi:10.1111/papq.12343).

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According to sententialism, ‘Otto said that I am a fool’ expresses the holding of a relation between Otto and the sentence ‘I am a fool’. Sententialism is generally considered doomed, but I will show that a suitably developed sententialist account can surmount the many objections that have been raised. I will also show how important it is to have a fairer attitude towards sententialism. For if sententialist accounts are recognised as real options, it should also be recognised that the conclusion, drawn by many, that sentences such as the report above force us to introduce Kaplanian monsters is unwarranted.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 January 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 2 March 2021
Published date: 2 March 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 447516
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447516
ISSN: 0279-0750
PURE UUID: 3a1e9cea-f0aa-4c5e-b373-e3a7399fe9d5
ORCID for Giulia Felappi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0110-6371

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Date deposited: 15 Mar 2021 17:30
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:14

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