Categoria: Archivio DIF, Epistemologia, FINO
Indexicals in Husserl, BĂĽhler and contemporary analytic philosophy
The topic is one of the most challenging philosophical problems much discussed in the last decade, the role of indexicals in our relation with understanding and meaning. Indexicals are expressions like â€śIâ€ť, â€śhereâ€ť, â€śnowâ€ť, whose referent depends on the context of utterance. Some scholars find in them a clear example of â€śanalyticâ€ť sentences (â€śI am here nowâ€ť is true because of the meaning of the expressions, independently of the context of utterance).
Well, strictly speaking, the seminar, being explicitly organized for â€śepistemologicalâ€ť FINO students of the 2nd year, Â is not obligatory for other students; but the topic is methodologically so relevant that philosophers of different interests should be aware of; besides a seminar Â by Kevin Mullingan, with his proverbial clarity, Â is an occasion of improvement for all.