- Self-consciousness1: Five claims
- There are two different uses of the pronoun ‘I’. ‘The use as object’ and ‘the use as subject’.
- Given Wittgenstein2’s examples, we are evidently meant to infer that ‘as subject’ uses feature only in mental self-ascriptions.
- All and only ‘as object’ uses ‘involve the recognition of a particular person’.
- Only in such cases has ‘the possibility of an error been provided for’, viz. the error of mistaking another person for myself.
- It is a misreading of the ‘grammar’ of ‘as subject’ uses of ‘I’ which fuels the illusion of a Cartesian subject.
- The tension between (ii) and (iii)
- The tension between (ii) and (iv)
- Wittgenstein3 and the ‘as Subject’ use of ‘I’
- Running Repairs to the ‘as Subject’ / ‘as Object’ Distinction
- A New Definition
→ A Possible Tension?
- The Status of the ‘as Subject’ Use
- The ‘as Subject’ Use is more Basic than the ‘as Object’ Use
- Self-consciousness4 and the ‘as Subject’ Use of ‘I’
- Interpreting Wittgenstein5 on Avowals
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