Article

The Wonder Of Signs

Citation

Haddock A (2021) The Wonder Of Signs. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 121 (1), pp. 45-68. https://doi.org/10.1093/arisoc/aoaa024

Abstract
Anscombe (1956) raises a difficulty for the very idea of quotation. Davidson (1979) seeks to dissolve this difficulty. But the difficulty is real. And its lesson is that, in quotation, language takes itself as its topic in a non-objectifying manner. This idea of a non-objectifying manner of being a topic is crucial, not merely for understanding quotation, but for understanding the distinctive form of sensory consciousness in which language is perceived.

Keywords
Language; Quotation; Self-consciousness

Journal
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society: Volume 121, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2021
Publication date online31/01/2021
Date accepted by journal14/12/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32095
ISSN1467-9264
eISSN0066-7374