On Naturalizing the First-Person Perspective
Baker (Lynne Rudder)
Source: Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective, Chapter 2
Paper - Abstract

Paper Summary


Author’s Abstract1

  1. In Chapter 2, I discuss what would be required to naturalize a property, and then I introduce the two stages of the first-person perspective:
    1. the rudimentary stage, which human infants (and some other people without language) share with certain Non-human animals, and
    2. the robust stage, which is available only to persons with complex conceptual and linguistic abilities.
  2. Beings at the rudimentary stage of the first-person perspective have consciousness and intentionality; beings at the robust stage have, in addition, the capacity to conceive of themselves as themselves, in the first person.
  3. This second, robust stage brings with it a cascade of new capacities.

Sections
  1. What Is Naturalization? – 28
  2. The Robust First-Person Perspective – 30
  3. The Rudimentary First-Person Perspective – 40



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: Taken from "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective: What Is The Problem?".


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