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Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
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Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood

Simon J. Evnine

Abstract

This book discusses various epistemic aspects of what it is to be a person. Persons are defined as finite beings that have beliefs, including second‐order beliefs about their own and others' beliefs, and engage in agency, including the making of long‐term plans. It is argued that for any being meeting these conditions, a number of epistemic consequences obtain. First, all such beings must have certain logical concepts and be able to use them in certain ways. Secondly, there are at least two principles governing belief that it is rational for persons to satisfy and are such that nothing can be ... More

Keywords: agency, belief, epistemology, Kant, persons, rationality

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239948
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239948.001.0001

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Simon J. Evnine, author
University of Miami
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