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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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The Self‐Reference Rule

The Self‐Reference Rule

(p.49) 4 The Self‐Reference Rule
Self-Knowing Agents

Lucy O'Brien (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the self-reference rule (SSR), which states that ‘I’ refers to the subject who produced it. In particular, it analyses the suggestion that SRR is able to provide a satisfactory account of first-person reference, and it also examines the reductionist approach to first-person reference. It is argued that while we may concede that there may be a kind of basic reflexive reference that the approach explains, there is nevertheless an element of self consciousness in the kind of first-person reference under consideration which the approach fails to capture.

Keywords:   first-person reference, reductionist approach, SSR, I, subject

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