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De re and de se

Abstract : For Perry and many authors, de se thoughts are a species of de re thought ; for Lewis, it is the other way round. To a large extent, the conflict between the two positions is merely apparent: it is due to insufficient appreciation of the crucial distinction between two types of de se thought. In view of this distinction, we can maintain both that de se thought is a special case of de re thought, and that de re thought is a special case of de se thought. Still, I argue, Lewis's position can be criticized on the grounds that it internalizes acquaintance relations.
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François Recanati. De re and de se. R. Jeshion. New Essays on Singular Thought, Oxford University Press, pp.00-00, 2009. ⟨ijn_00222066⟩



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