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A Theory of Self

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

In a full account of human subjectivity three distinct dimensions in the concept of self are in play, corresponding to three elements in the notion of ownership, each having a naturalistically ... More


One Variety of Self-Knowledge: Constitutivism as Constructivism *

Annalisa Coliva

in The Self and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590650
eISBN:
9780191741043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The paper presents and defends a specific variety of the constitutive account of self-knowledge of our propositional attitudes, labeled “constructivism”. It claims that such an account is suitable ... More


How to Think about Phenomenal Self-Knowledge

Paul Snowdon

in The Self and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590650
eISBN:
9780191741043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The paper attempts to analyse one sort of self knowledge, that of our phenomenal states, by engaging with Crispin Wright’s approach in his Whitehead Lectures. It is argued that his distinction ... More


Consciousness and Self-Awareness

Jane Heal

in The Self and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590650
eISBN:
9780191741043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Does being in a phenomenally conscious state give its subject non-inferential justification for explicit self-ascription of the state? A plausible and simple hypothesis says yes. But the hypothesis ... More


Speaking My Mind: Expression and Self-Knowledge

Dorit Bar-On

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199276288
eISBN:
9780191602894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276285.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book motivates and develops a novel view of avowals and self-knowledge that attempts to give systematic answers to standing questions concerning our ability to know our own minds. Drawing on ... More


Knowing Our Own Minds

Crispin Wright, Barry C. Smith, and Cynthia Macdonald (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241408
eISBN:
9780191598692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241406.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self‐knowledge is the focus of considerable attention from philosophers, and a topic of special relevance to a broad range of issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. ... More


Introduction: The Special Security of Some “I” Talk

Dorit Bar-On

in Speaking My Mind: Expression and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199276288
eISBN:
9780191602894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276285.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Introduces the primary problem to be dealt with in the book, namely, how to account for the special security of some first-personal ascriptions of mental states (’avowals’). Relatedly, the book aims ... More


The Epistemic Approach to Avowals' Security: Introspection and Transparency

Dorit Bar-On

in Speaking My Mind: Expression and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199276288
eISBN:
9780191602894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276285.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explains and criticizes two contemporary accounts of the Epistemic Asymmetry between avowals and other empirical reports. First, the introspectionist view suggests that the security of ... More


The Distinctive Security Of Avowals: Ascriptive Immunity to Error

Dorit Bar-On

in Speaking My Mind: Expression and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199276288
eISBN:
9780191602894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276285.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The author develops further the idea, introduced at the end of Ch. 5, that avowals do not involve or require a recognition of one’s own mental state. The notion of ‘ascriptive immunity to error’ is ... More


Objections and Clarifications

C. A. J. Coady

in Testimony: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235514
eISBN:
9780191597220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235518.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Considers objections that might be raised to the wide scope of the definitional sketch of testimony in the previous chapter. Beginning with some views of Thomas Reid, the chapter criticizes the idea ... More


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