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Acknowledgements

I have not attempted here to defend, or fully to develop, the alternative view about “I”- and “You”-thoughts that was sketched in §5. (It is developed and defended in more detail in Longworth (2013). See also Bermudez (2005); Ro¨dl (2007).) My aims here have been more limited. One aim has been to expose a tension between views on which first-person thoughts cannot be shared and plausible constraints on understanding uses of “You” and, thus, one intuitive motivation for pursuing the alternative hypothesis presented here. Another aim has been to isolate an assumption about the thoughts that “You” can be used to express – the assumption that uses of “You” express at most one thought – that proponents of the alternative view presented here might consider rejecting.