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Introspection and Consciousness
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Introspection and Consciousness

Declan Smithies and Daniel Stoljar

Abstract

The topic of introspection stands at the interface between questions in epistemology about the nature of self-knowledge and questions in the philosophy of mind about the nature of consciousness. What is the nature of introspection such that it provides us with a distinctive way of knowing about our own conscious mental states? And what is the nature of consciousness such that we can know about our own conscious mental states by introspection? How should we understand the relationship between consciousness and introspective self-knowledge? Should we explain consciousness in terms of introspecti ... More

Keywords: introspection, consciousness, self-knowledge, rationality, phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199744794
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744794.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Declan Smithies, editor
the Ohio State University

Daniel Stoljar, editor
Australian National University