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Lucy O'Brien

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199261482

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.001.0001

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Introduction to Part I

Introduction to Part I

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(p.3) 1 Introduction to Part I
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Self-Knowing Agents
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Lucy O'Brien (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the main focus of the book, namely the central aspects of self-consciousness. It then discusses a first-person reference, in particular it talks about two strategies one might take in response to the objection that an appeal to the self-reference principle will be insufficient to explain first-person reference: the reductionist strategy and the two-tier strategy. An inquiry into actions and self-knowledge and an overview of the chapters in this volume are presented.

Keywords:   self consciousness, first-person reference, self-knowledge, reductionist strategy, two-tier strategy

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