<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Madden (Rory) - Self-Consciousness and its Linguistic Expression (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_21/PaperSummary_21092.htm">Self-Consciousness and its Linguistic Expression</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Madden (Rory).htm">Madden (Rory)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: To appear in "Action and Verbal Communication", ed. T. Hung, Springer</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21092.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Which linguistic actions are expressions of self-conscious states of mind? I defend a certain answer to this question. </li><li>Having presented problems for a simple view of the connection between first personal states of mind and first person language, and for a slight modification of the view, I go on to distinguish two, more promising, ways of getting a linguistic handle on first person thought. </li><li>These two positions which I call the Knowledge View and the Intention View are not explicitly distinguished in the existing literature on the subject. </li><li>My aim is to argue that the Intention View is the superior view. One reason for preferring the Intention View is its capacity to furnish a non-circular route to the identification of first person thoughts. This advantage accrues from the way in which objects of intention contrast with objects of propositional knowledge. </li><li>Another reason for preferring the Intention View is that it diagnoses what is going on in certain persuasive counter-examples to the Knowledge View. </li><li>In the final section of the paper I consider whether the Intention View is subject to some counter-examples of its own. Clarification of the relevant notion of linguistic expression reveals the counter-examples to be merely apparent. </li></ol></FONT><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="2018-08-02T09:31" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:31:45</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>