Eliminative Approaches to the First-Person Perspective
Baker (Lynne Rudder)
Source: Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective, Chapter 4
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Author’s Abstract1

  1. In Chapter 3 ("Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Reductive Approaches to the First-Person Perspective") and Chapter 4, I survey four attempts to naturalize the first-person perspective2, either by reduction or by elimination (John Perry and David Lewis in Chapter 3; Daniel Dennett and Thomas Metzinger in Chapter 4) and conclude that each is inadequate.
  2. Each attempt either leaves a residue of the first-person perspective3 in the metaphysical account or suffers from internal incoherence.
  3. Parts of Chapter 4 come from "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective" (2007) and "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Does Naturalism Rest on a Mistake?" (2011).

Sections
  1. Daniel Dennett on Consciousness – 74
  2. Thomas Metzinger on a Self-Model Theory – 80
  3. My Recommendation – 100



In-Page Footnotes

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


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