Readership: Scholars and advanced students in philosophy of language and philosophy of mind; linguists and psychologists interested in philosophy.
François Recanati, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris
François Recanati is the Director of Institut Jean-Nicod in Paris. He is the author of Perspectival Thought (OUP, 2007), Truth-Conditional Pragmatics (OUP, 2010), and many other publications in the philosophy of language and mind.
Part I. Singular Thought and Acquaintance : Rejecting Descriptivism
1: Singularism vs Descriptivism
2: Can Descriptivism Account for Singularity?
Part II. Introducing Files
3: Non-Descriptive Modes of Presentation as Mental Files
4: Mental Files and Identity
Part III. The Indexical Model
5: Mental Indexicals
6: Stable Files
7: The Dynamics of Files
Part IV. Mental Files and Coreference
8: The Circularity Objection [followed by Appendix]
9: Coreference De Jure: The Transitivity Objection
Part V. Epistemic Transparency
10: Slow Switching
11: Transparency and its Limits
Part VI. Beyond Acquaintance
12: Descriptive Names
13: Singular Thought without Acquaintance
Part VII : Vicarious Files
14: Mental Files in Attitude Ascription
15: Indexed Files at Work
Part VIII. The Communication of Singular Thoughts
16: Frege and the Sense of 'I'
17: Reference Through Mental Files: Indexicals and Definite Descriptions
Part IX. Conclusion
18: The Mental File Framework and Its Competitors