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The World Without, the Mind Within
An Essay on First-Person Authority

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  • Date Published: January 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511821745

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  • In this original and challenging study, André Gallois proposes and defends a new thesis about the character of our knowledge of our own intentional states. Taking up issues at the center of attention in contemporary analytic philosophy of mind and epistemology, he examines accounts of self-knowledge by such philosophers as Donald Davidson, Tyler Burge and Crispin Wright, and advances his own view that, without relying on observation, we are able justifiably to attribute to ourselves propositional attitudes, such as belief, that we consciously hold.

    • Accomplished treatment of a very difficult topic
    • Distinctive and challenging arguments
    • Provocative engagement with the work of other scholars
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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511821745
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. First-Person Authority:
    1. The problem
    2. Scepticism about first-person authority
    Part II. The Basic and Extended Accounts:
    3. A preliminary account
    4. Defending the basic account
    5. Extending the basic account
    6. Objections
    7. The problem of scope
    Part III. Self-Knowledge and Content Externalism:
    8. Arguments from content externalism
    9. Deflationary self-knowledge: Davidson and Burge
    10. Externalism and first-person authority
    11. Psychological properties as secondary
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    André Gallois, University of Queensland

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