The self and self-knowledge

edited by Annalisa Coliva

A team of leading experts investigate a range of philosophical issues to do with the self and self-knowledge. Self and Self-Knowledge focuses on two main problems: how to account for I-thoughts and the consequences that doing so would have for our notion of the self; and how to explain subjects' ability to know the kind of psychological states they enjoy, which characteristically issues in psychological self-ascriptions. The first section of the volume consists of essays that, by appealing to different considerations which range from the normative to the phenomenological, offer an assessment of the animalist conception of the self. The second section presents an examination as well as a defence of the new epistemic paradigm, largely associated with recent work by Christopher Peacocke, according to which knowledge of our own mental states and actions should be based on an awareness of them and of our attempts to bring them about. The last section explores a range of different perspectives-from neo-expressivism to constitutivism-in order to assess the view that self-knowledge is more robust than any other form of knowledge. While the contributors differ in their specific philosophical positions, they all share the view that careful philosophical analysis is needed before scientific research can be fruitfully brought to bear on the issues at hand. These thought-provoking essays provide such an analysis and greatly deepen our understanding of these central aspects of our mentality.

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[目次]

  • List of contributors
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: THE SELF AND ITS INDIVIDUATION
  • 1. Does rationality enforce identity?
  • 2. The conceptual origin of subject body dualism
  • 3. Subjects and consciousness
  • 4. Does perception do any work in an understanding of the first person?
  • PART TWO: CONSCIOUSNESS, ACTION AWARENESS AND THEIR ROLE IN SELF-KNOWLEDGE
  • 5. Consciousness and self-awareness
  • 6. Reasons and self-knowledge
  • 7. Knowledge of actions and tryings
  • 8. Conscious Events and Self-Ascriptions: Comments on Heal and O'Brien
  • PART THREE: SELF-KNOWLEDGE. ROBUST OR FRAGILE?
  • 9. Externalism and skepticism: recognition, expression and self-knowledge
  • 10. One variety of self-knowledge: constitutivism as constructivism
  • 11. How to think about phenomenal self-knowledge
  • 12. The unique status of self-knowledge

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書名 The self and self-knowledge
著作者等 Coliva, Annalisa
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2012
版表示 1st ed
ページ数 x, 286 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199590650
NCID BB09311918
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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