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The Self and Self-Knowledge

Annalisa Coliva


The Self and Self-Knowledge collects papers by some of the major theorists working in the field. They all share the methodological perspective that philosophical analysis is needed before scientific research can be fruitfully brought to bear on these issues. The book focuses on two main problems: how to account for I-thoughts and the view of the self that entails, as well as how to explain a subject’s ability to know the kind of psychological states they enjoy, which characteristically issues in psychological self-ascriptions. The first section of the volume—‘The Self and its Indi ... More

Keywords: self, self-knowledge, I-thoughts, normativity, phenomenology, perception, action awareness, consciousness, neo-expressivism, constitutivism

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annalisa Coliva, editor
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

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