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Transparent Minds: A Study of Self-Knowledge

Jordi Fernández


We all seem to know what mental states we are in. At any given moment, we know, for example, what we believe, and what we want. But how do we know that? The project of Transparent Minds is to explain our knowledge of our own propositional attitudes. Fernández puts forward a view that is motivated by the so-called transparency of belief: If we are asked whether we believe that a proposition P is the case, we do not search for a state that we can identify as the belief that P in our minds. Instead, we consider whether P is the case or not. Drawing on this idea, Fernández proposes that we attribu ... More

Keywords: self-knowledge, introspection, privileged access, transparency, Moore's paradox, thought insertion, self-deception, epistemic obligation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199664023
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664023.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jordi Fernández, author
University of Adelaide