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

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198236658
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Self-Trust and the Loop of Reason 1
2 Knowledge and Wisdom 25
3 Trustworthiness and Supervenience 32
4 Conflict and Autonomy 78
5 Love and Transcendence 105
6 Trustworthiness and Consensus 126
7 Evaluation and Consciousness 153
8 The Mathematical Loop of Estavayer 184
Bibliography 187
Index 195
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