Self-Trust: A Study of Reason, Knowledge, and Autonomy

Self-Trust: A Study of Reason, Knowledge, and Autonomy

by Keith Lehrer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198236654

ISBN-13: 9780198236658

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The eminent philosopher Keith Lehrer offers an original and distinctively personal view of central aspects of the human condition, such as reason, knowledge, wisdom, autonomy, love, consensus, and consciousness. He argues that what is uniquely human is our capacity for evaluating our own mental states (such as beliefs and desires), and suggests that we have a

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The eminent philosopher Keith Lehrer offers an original and distinctively personal view of central aspects of the human condition, such as reason, knowledge, wisdom, autonomy, love, consensus, and consciousness. He argues that what is uniquely human is our capacity for evaluating our own mental states (such as beliefs and desires), and suggests that we have a system for such evaluation which allows the resolution of personal and interpersonal conflict. The keystone in this system is self-trust, on which reason, knowledge, and wisdom are grounded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198236658
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

1Self-Trust and the Loop of Reason1
2Knowledge and Wisdom25
3Trustworthiness and Supervenience32
4Conflict and Autonomy78
5Love and Transcendence105
6Trustworthiness and Consensus126
7Evaluation and Consciousness153
8The Mathematical Loop of Estavayer184
Bibliography187
Index195

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