Knowing Our Own Minds
Wright (Crispin), Smith (Barry C.) & Macdonald (Cynthia), Eds.
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. Self-knowledge is the focus of considerable attention from philosophers: Knowing Our Own Minds gives a much-needed overview of current work on the subject, bringing together new essays by leading figures.
  2. Knowledge of one's own sensations, desires, intentions, thoughts, beliefs, and other attitudes is characteristically different from other kinds of knowledge, such as knowledge of other people's mental attributes: it has greater immediacy, authority, and salience.
    • The first six chapters examine philosophical questions raised by these features of self-knowledge.
    • The next two look at the role of our knowledge of our own psychological states in our functioning as rational agents.
    • The third group of essays examine the tension between the distinctive characteristics of self-knowledge and arguments that psychological content is externally -- socially and environmentally -- determined.
    • The final pair of chapters extend the discussion to knowledge of one's own language.
  3. Together these original, stimulating, and closely interlinked essays demonstrate the special relevance of self-knowledge to a broad range of issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.

BOOK COMMENT:

Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1998. Nice hardback copy.



"Bilgrami (Akeel) - Self-Knowledge and Resentment"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Boghossian (Paul) - What the Externalist Can Know A Priori"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds


Philosophers Index Abstract
    This paper argues that Twin Earth-motivated externalist conceptions of mental content are incompatible with traditional accounts of first-person privileged access to contents on the grounds that the combination yields absurd results--for example, that we could know that water exists a priori.



"Burge (Tyler) - Reason and the First Person"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Davies (Martin) - Externalism, Architecturalism, and Epistemic Warrant"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Edwards (Paul) - The Simple Theory of Colour and the Transparency of Sense Experience"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Fricker (Elizabeth) - Self-Knowledge: Special Access versus Artefact of Grammar - A Dichotomy Rejected"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Higginbotham (James) - On Knowing One's Own Language"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"MacDonald (Cynthia) - Externalism and Authoritative Self-Knowledge"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Martin (Michael G.F.) - An Eye Directed Outward"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"McDowell (John) - Response to Crispin Wright (Self-Knowledge: the Wittgensteinian Legacy)"

Source: Self-Knowledge: the Wittgensteinian Legacy



"Mclaughlin (Brian) & Tye (Michael) - Externalism, Twin Earth, and Self-Knowledge"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Peacocke (Christopher) - Conscious Attitudes, Attention, and Self-Knowledge"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Raffman (Diana) - First-Person Authority and the Internal Reality of Beliefs"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Smith (Barry C.) - On Knowing One's Own Language"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



"Wright (Crispin) - Self-Knowledge: the Wittgensteinian Legacy"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds

COMMENT: Also in "O'Hear (Anthony) - Current Issues in Philosophy of Mind"



"Wright (Crispin), Smith (Barry C.) & Macdonald (Cynthia) - Knowing Our Own Minds: Introduction"

Source: Wright, Smith & Macdonald - Knowing Our Own Minds



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