The Dennes Room

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Wed Oct 20, 2010
Dennes Room, 6–8 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Dilip Ninan (Arche - St Andrews)
Self-Location and Other-Location

The centred worlds approach to de se thought has been much discussed in recent years. Despite this, the question of how to treat de re thought from within this framework has received little attention. I show how the basic centred worlds strategy to the de se can be usefully extended to the de re, and argue that the resulting theory – the “sequenced worlds” account – avoids problems facing alternative approaches.