The First-Person Plural and Immunity to Error
Smith (Joel)
Source: Disputatio, Vol. X, No. 49, November 2018
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Author’s Abstract

  1. I argue for the view that some we-thoughts are immune to error through misidentification (IEM) relative to the first-person plural pronoun.
  2. To prepare the ground for this argument I defend an account of the semantics of ‘we’ and note the variety of different uses of that term.
  3. I go on to defend the IEM of a certain range of we-thoughts against a number of objections.

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