<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Baker (Lynne Rudder) - The First-Person Perspective (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3676.htm">The First-Person Perspective</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baker (Lynne Rudder).htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Baker (Lynne) - Persons and Bodies, Chapter 3</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=1000><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3676.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperCitings_3676.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PapersToNotes_3676.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_803.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Oxford Scholarship Online Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Develops the notion of a first-person perspective. A first-person perspective is the ability to think of to conceive of oneself in the first-person without recourse to any name or description or demonstrative. A first-person perspective is necessary for any form of self-consciousness, and is sufficient for some forms of self-consciousness. Evidence that a being has a first-person perspective comes from the person s ability to think a thought expressible as, e.g.,  I wonder how I shall die. The second occurrence of  I in a first-person sentence, with a psychological or linguistic verb and an embedded first-person sentence indicates that the being has a first-person perspective. </li><li>Nonhuman animals are conscious (some chimpanzees may even be able to refer to themselves), but as far as we can tell, they do not have first-person perspectives in the sense. They don t wonder how they will die, or hope that they have a painless death or any other such thing. I argue for the irreducibility of the first-person perspective, and argue that other views of self-consciousness (e.g., Rosenthal s, Armstrong s, Dennett s) are inadequate.</li></ol></FONT><U>Sections</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>First-Person Phenomena</li><li>Features of the First-Person Perspective</li><li>Indispensability of the First-Person Perspective</li><li>A Look at Other Views</li><li>Conclusion</li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P3676_1">Write-up</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P3676_1"></A></u> (as at 18/12/2010 19:58:05): Baker - The First-Person Perspective</B><BR><br>This note controls my detailed review of <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3676.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - The First-Person Perspective</A>", Chapter 3 of <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>". I ve pirated the Oxford Scholarship Online summaries as a temporary expedient. <BR><BR><B>OSO Note</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>Develops the notion of a first-person perspective. A first-person perspective is the ability to think of  to conceive of  oneself in the first-person without recourse to any name or description or demonstrative. A first-person perspective is necessary for any form of self-consciousness, and is sufficient for some forms of self-consciousness. Evidence that a being has a first-person perspective comes from the person s ability to think a thought expressible as, e.g.,  I wonder how I shall die. The second occurrence of  I in a first-person sentence, with a psychological or linguistic verb and an embedded first-person sentence indicates that the being has a first-person perspective. </li><li>Nonhuman animals are conscious (some chimpanzees may even be able to refer to themselves), but as far as we can tell, they do not have first-person perspectives in the required sense. They don t wonder how they will die, or hope that they have a painless death or any other such thing. I argue for the irreducibility of the first-person perspective, and argue that other views of self-consciousness (e.g., Rosenthal s, Armstrong s, Dennett s) are inadequate.</li><li>Section Headings:-<BR>1. First-Person Phenomena<BR>2. Features of the First-Person Perspective<BR>3. Indispensability of the First-Person Perspective<BR>4. A Look at Other Views<BR>5. Conclusion</li></ul><BR>& Further details to be <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_742.htm">supplied</A><SUP>2</SUP><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P3676_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P3676_1"><B>Footnote 1</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (18/12/2010 19:58:05). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_803.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-13T13:15" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:15:11</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>