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Monday, June 13, 2005
Ismael and Pollock on Nolipsism
This is a very intersting essay by Ismael and Pollock that maintains that physicalism can be rescued from serious problems posed by the indexical issue by denying that indexicals refer to anything. But I wonder if that doesn't open them up to a self-refutation argument. If there is no single person thinking the thoughts that make up the arguments in this essay, doesn't it follow that we can't really consider them to be rational inferences at all?