indexicality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

indexical +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

indexicality ‎(countable and uncountable, plural indexicalities)

  1. (philosophy) The quality or state of being indexical
    • 2007 May 31, Jussi Wiljami Jylkkä, “Theories of natural kind term reference and empirical psychology”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 139, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9107-y:
      The theories of Kripke ( 1980 ), Soames ( 2003 ), and the proposal of Devitt and Sterelny, among others, take a stand on how the indexicality of natural kind terms is implemented.

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