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Self-Knowing Agents

Lucy O'Brien

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book argues that a satisfactory account of first-person reference and self-knowledge needs to concentrate on our nature as agents. It considers two main questions. First, what account of ... More


Introduction to Part II

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a discussion of philosophical and psychological self-knowledge. It then explains the purpose of this second part of the book, which is to provide an account of the knowledge ... More


The Subject's Point of View

Katalin Farkas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230327
eISBN:
9780191710629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230327.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book defends a conception of the mind that is inspired by some of Descartes's writings. The crucial feature of the Cartesian view defended is not dualism — which is not adopted here — but ... More


Introspection and Consciousness

Declan Smithies and Daniel Stoljar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199744794
eISBN:
9780199933396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The topic of introspection stands at the interface between questions in epistemology about the nature of self-knowledge and questions in the philosophy of mind about the nature of consciousness. What ... More


Essays on Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of important work on the problem of scepticism, by someone who has provided perhaps the leading contemporary investigation of this problem. The guiding questions of this ... More


Truth and Words

Gary Ebbs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557936
eISBN:
9780191721403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557936.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book explains how to define a disquotational truth predicate that we are directly licensed to apply not only to our own sentences as we use them now, but also to other speakers' sentences and ... More


From Bondage to Freedom: Spinoza on Human Excellence

Michael Lebuffe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383539
eISBN:
9780199870530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383539.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book defends a comprehensive interpretation of Spinoza's enlightened vision of human excellence, including his theories of good and evil, virtue, perfection, and freedom. Spinoza holds that what ... More


On Ignorance

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

No one believes that he does not know himself or the world around him because everyone is familiar with both these. Therefore the question naturally arises as to what exactly is meant by the ... More


Mental Actions

Lucy O'Brien and Matthew Soteriou (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199225989
eISBN:
9780191710339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225989.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book investigates the neglected topic of mental action, and shows its importance for the metaphysics, epistemology, and phenomenology of mind. Twelve chapters address such questions as the ... More


Consciousness and the World

Brian O'Shaughnessy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a theory of consciousness, one of the most fascinating but puzzling aspects of human existence. It investigates what consciousness is and how it engages, through perception, with ... More


The Light of the Soul: Theories of Ideas in Leibniz, Malebranche, and Descartes

Nicholas Jolley

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238195
eISBN:
9780191597824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238193.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The concept of an idea plays a central role in seventeenth‐century theories of mind and knowledge. However, philosophers of the period were seriously divided over the nature of ideas. The Light of ... More


Conclusion

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

I has the logical character, inferential role, referential function, expressive use, and communicative role of a deictic term. Uses of I share the referential security and ... More


Perception and Reason

Bill Brewer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250455
eISBN:
9780191597114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250456.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Discusses the role of conscious experiences in the acquisition of empirical knowledge. Most epistemology of perception takes a person's possession of beliefs about the mind‐independent world for ... More


Being Known

Christopher Peacocke

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238607
eISBN:
9780191598197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238606.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Integration Challenge is the task of reconciling a plausible account of what is involved in the truth of statements of a given kind with a credible account of how we can know those statements, ... More


Self-Knowledge and Self-Discovery

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self-knowledge is supposed to be transforming. Yet ordinarily, knowledge by itself has no effect on the object known. This chapter discusses the phenomenon of first-person authority; ‘the ocular ... More


Self-Reflections

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter claims that investigations into the nature of the self that do not consider the background conditions for being able to think thoughts such as ‘I am thinking’ or ‘I believe that p’, are ... More


The Genesis of Intellect

Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

in Plotinus on Intellect

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199281701
eISBN:
9780191713088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281701.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The central question of this chapter is how Plotinus accounts for the fact that two seemingly quite different kinds of plurality arise at the level of Intellect: a duality of subject and object of ... More


Self-Knowledge

Anthony Hatzimoysis (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590728
eISBN:
9780191725456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590728.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Self-knowledge has always been a central topic of philosophical inquiry. It is hard to think of a major philosopher, from ancient times to the present, who refrained from pronouncing on the nature, ... More


Bodily Awareness and Self‐Knowledge

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses whether bodily awareness is rightly seen as a source of self-knowledge in the relevant sense of knowledge of ourselves as subjects. It argues that bodily awareness is only one ... More


The Person as Agent and Resultant of Reputation

Kenneth H. Craik

in Reputation: A Network Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195330922
eISBN:
9780199868292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330922.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 6 considers the person as both agent and resultant of reputation. The person seeks to convey a particular social image to others while using feedback from others as a source of ... More


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