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On Reflection
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On Reflection

Hilary Kornblith

Abstract

Philosophers have frequently extolled the value of reflective self-examination, and a wide range of philosophers, who differ on many other things, have argued that reflection can help to solve a number of significant philosophical problems. The importance of reflecting on one’s beliefs and desires has been viewed as the key to solving problems about justification and knowledge; about reasoning; about the nature of freedom; and about the source of normativity. In each case, a problem is identified which reflective self-examination is thought to address. This book argues that reflection cannot s ... More

Keywords: reflection, knowledge, reasoning, freedom, normativity, first-person perspective, dual process account

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199563005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563005.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary Kornblith, author
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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