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By William Shakespeare

Whilst Imogen, daughter to King Cymbeline, falls in love with and secretly marries Posthumus, the 2 fanatics are punshied by means of the king and needs to fight to maintain their love.

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While the short passage in ‘The Thought’ is arguably quite prescient, subsequent writers have often found it both odd and striking. Some have taken the passage to be a clear and deeply revealing mistake. Others have claimed to find in it the key to developing a workable version of the theory of sense and reference. Whether as intellectual ancestor or as whipping boy, Frege became the interlocutor of choice for many of the philosophers who pursued the work initiated by Castañeda and Shoemaker. In short, Frege’s brief remarks on the first person have become grist for more than one philosophical mill.

Now, if self-awareness requires reference to self, and if self-awareness takes place with no ascription, then reference to self must take place without identification. If so, we have explained (2), self-reference without identification. Kant, self-awareness and self-reference And also (1), the essential indexical. The idea of the essential indexical is that to make references to self via ascribing properties, one must be able to make references to self that do not ascribe properties. What alternative to ascriptive reference is there?

Perry sets out the problem in the following way. According to Frege’s compositional view of thoughts, the sense of the proper name ‘2’ and the sense of the concept expression ‘ξ is a prime number’ combine to form the thought that 2 is a prime number. The sentence ‘2 is a prime number’ is the complete expression of a thought. 4 On the Fregean analysis, the clause ‘Russia and Canada quarrelled’, which is arrived at by removing the time specification from (1) or (2), is to be viewed as a concept expression.

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