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Cognition Through UnderstandingSelf-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3$
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Tyler Burge

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199672028

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672028.001.0001

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Self and Self-Understanding

Self and Self-Understanding

Lecture II: Self and Constitutive Norms

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Cognition Through Understanding

Tyler Burge

Oxford University Press

‘Self and Constitutive Norms’ (2007, 2011) expands the methodology of ‘Our Entitlement to Self‐Knowledge’. The essay assumes that a type of self‐understanding is constitutive to being a self. By reflecting on the applicability of two types of norms–those of critical reason and morality–the essay investigates that sort of self‐understanding. The first of these two norms, and arguably the second, are constitutive to being a self. Apperceptive core points of view are the aspects of self‐understanding that set standards for successful realization of the two norms. Apperceptive core points of view are starting points for inferences that are to be evaluated or that figure in self‐ evaluations. Self‐understanding is situated within such points of view. By reference to propositional inference, practical decision‐making, and dialectic within critical reasoning and moral thinking, the essay argues that meta‐psychological autobiographical episodic memory from the inside is constitutive to being a self.

Keywords:   self-understanding, self-knowledge, norm, critical reason, moral responsibility, self, apperception, inference, dialectic, memory, Kant

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