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G. E. M. Anscombe on Pronouns - Dictionary of Arguments

Frank I 78
I/Anscombe: if it is not a proper name, it is obvious to assign it to the pronouns. But this is not said at all because "pronoun" is a "lump sack category", under which one can subsume everything.
Frank I 94
I/name/pronoun/grammar/reference/Anscombe: if "I" is not a name, there are words that function like names, e.g. pronouns. Could "I" be a pronoun? This would be meaningless, because it is too undefined.
Pronouns: can also be variables: E.g. "If someone says this, he is a fool". This cannot be an identification of an object.
E.g. lie: the meaning of "I am not E.A." Is hardly preserved in the sentence "E.A. is not E.A"!
E.g. demonstrative pronoun "this": assumes that we know the answer to the question "this what?" . If so, we have a functioning logical subject.

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Anscombe I
G.E. M. Anscombe
"The First Person", in: G. E. M. Anscombe The Collected Philosophical Papers, Vol. II: "Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind", Oxford 1981, pp. 21-36
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins, Manfred Frank, Frankfurt/M. 1994

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

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