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Indexicalism: The Metaphysics of Paradox

Hilan Bensusan


Indexicalism: Realism and the Metaphysics of Paradox provides an account of what is real as being ultimately indexical. As a consequence, substantive descriptions have an implicit indexicality to them. This situated metaphysics emerges from a reading together of Emmanuel Levinas and Alfred N. Whitehead informed both by work on demonstratives in the philosophy of language and by some tenets of Amerinidian perspectivism. The recommended indexicalist metaphysics of the others is a paradoxico-metaphysics which is simultaneously a metaphysics – according to which things are ultimately indexical – a ... More

Keywords: Indexicalism, The metaphysics of the others, Situated metaphysics, Paradoxico-metaphysics, Emmanuel Levinas, Alfred N. Whitehead, Amerinidian perspectivism, Implicit indexicality, Totality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474480291
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474480291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilan Bensusan, author
University of Brasilia