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Context, Modality, Indexicality

Author(s): Darin Tenev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Logic, Ontology
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: indexicality; indexicals; modality; context; indexicalization; deindexicalization

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on the relationship between the notions of modality and indexicality. First, it is demonstrated, on the one hand, how modalities are indexicalized and made relevant to a particular context and, on the other, how indices are modalized. The indexical expression “there” not only points to a place but also to the place as a desired place, or as a forbidden, or as a possible place, etc. And at the same time the desire, and the prohibition, and the possibility are contextually limited. In this sense, indexicality assures the association of context and modality. Second, the paper distinguishes between two types of indexicality. The first one is contextual indexicality where the indices point to a context. The second type is that of modal indexicality where the indices point to modalities. Finally, the paper shows how modalities can indicate other modalities.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 52
  • Page Range: 9-24
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian