David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophical Research 34:69-109 (2009)
Reliabilism is invoked by a standard causal response to the slow switching argument for incompatibilism about mental content externalism and privileged access. Though the response in question is negative, in that it only establishes that, given such an epistemology, externalism does not rule privileged access out, the appeal to reliabilism involves an assumption about the reliability of introspection, an assumption that in turn grounds a simple argument for the positive conclusion that reliabilism itself implies privileged access. This paper offers a two-part defense of that conclusion: the reliabilist account of privileged access is defended both againstarguments in favor of the rival content inheritance strategy and against an argument turning on empirical considerations concerning the individuation of the belief-producing process of introspection
|Keywords||reliabilism privileged access self-knowledge|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Kourken Michaelian (2012). Metacognition and Endorsement. Mind and Language 27 (3):284-307.
Similar books and articles
Jordi Fernandez (2003). Privileged Access Naturalized. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212):352-372.
Finn Spicer (2004). On the Identity of Concepts, and the Compatibility of Externalism and Privileged Access. American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (2):155-168.
Andrew Cullison (2007). Privileged Access, Externalism, and Ways of Believing. Philosophical Studies 136 (3):305-318.
Jonathan Ellis (2007). Content Externalism and Phenomenal Character: A New Worry About Privileged Access. Synthese 159 (1):47 - 60.
Paul Noordhof (2004). Outsmarting the McKinsey-Brown Argument? Analysis 64 (1):48-56.
Michael McKinsey (2002). Forms of Externalism and Privileged Access. Philosophical Perspectives 16 (s16):199-224.
Ted A. Warfield (2005). Tyler Burge's Self-Knowledge. Grazer Philosophische Studien 70 (1):169-178.
Sven Bernecker (1996). Davidson on First-Person Authority and Externalism. Inquiry 39 (1):121-139.
John Gibbons (2010). Seeing What You 'Re Doing'. In T. Szabo Gendler & J. Hawthorne (eds.), Oxford Studies in Epistemology. Oxford University Press
John Gibbons (2006). Access Externalism. Mind 115 (457):19-39.
Ram Neta (2008). The Nature and Reach of Privileged Access. In Anthony E. Hatzimoysis (ed.), Self-Knowledge. Oxford University Press
Jose Luis Bermudez (2003). The Elusiveness Thesis, Immunity to Error Through Misidentification, and Privileged Access. In Brie Gertler (ed.), Privileged Access: Philosophical Accounts of Self-Knowledge. Ashgate
Joseph Agassi (1969). Privileged Access. Inquiry 12 (1-4):420 – 426.
J. Brown (2000). Reliabilism, Knowledge, and Mental Content. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 100 (2):115-35.
Jakob Hohwy (2002). Privileged Self-Knowledge and Externalism: A Contextualist Approach. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83 (3):235-52.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads39 ( #100,428 of 1,789,932 )
Recent downloads (6 months)20 ( #40,112 of 1,789,932 )
How can I increase my downloads?