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Self-Knowing Agents
     

Self-Knowing Agents

by Lucy O'Brien
 

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ISBN-10: 0199261482

ISBN-13: 9780199261482

Pub. Date: 10/11/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Lucy O'Brien argues that a satisfactory account of first-person reference and self-knowledge needs to concentrate on our nature as agents. She considers two main questions. First, what account of first-person reference can we give that respects the guaranteed nature of such reference? Second, what account can we give of our knowledge of our mental and physical

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Lucy O'Brien argues that a satisfactory account of first-person reference and self-knowledge needs to concentrate on our nature as agents. She considers two main questions. First, what account of first-person reference can we give that respects the guaranteed nature of such reference? Second, what account can we give of our knowledge of our mental and physical actions? Clearly written, with rigorous discussion of rival views, this book will be of interest to anyone working in the philosophy of mind and action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199261482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I.
1. Introduction
2. Arguments for the No-Reference View of 'I'
3. Perceptual Models of First Person Reference
4. The Self-Reference Rule
5. The Agency Account
6. Agent's Awareness and Knowledge of Our Mental Actions
Part II
7. Introduction
8. What are Actions?
9. On Knowing One's Own Physical Actions
10. Bodily Awareness
11. Bodily Awareness and Self-Knowledge

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