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Eric Bright

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Indexicals
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:43 AM »
Can more words be so crafted that they refer to a state of affairs like an indexical? We already have examples of such words: I, you, this, now, there, and so on. Also un-retouched-photographs fall under this category (or do they?).

1- How far can this practice be stretched?

2- Can we make a full, working language that only has indexicals? Or mainly has indexicals?

3- Do you know of any language-system (or quasi-language?) built on such a premise?

Readings:
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/indexicals/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indexicality
http://www.academia.edu/192769/The_Art_of_Pointing._On_Peirce_Indexicality_and_Photographic_Images
http://mind.ucsd.edu/syllabi/00-01/phil235/a_readings/perry_indexical.html
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