Self-Knowing Agents

Oxford University Press (2007)
* Fascinating topic in the philosophy of mind and action * Changes the focus of, and gives fresh momentum to, current discussions of self-identification and self-reference * Rigorous discussion of rival views Lucy OBrien argues that a satisfactory account of first-person reference and self-knowledge needs to concentrate on our nature as agents. She considers two main questions. First, what account of first-person reference can we give that respects the guaranteed nature of such reference? Second, what account can we give of our knowledge of our mental and physical actions? Clearly written, with rigorous discussion of rival views, this book will be of interest to anyone working in the philosophy of mind and action
Keywords Self-knowledge, Theory of  Agent (Philosophy  Act (Philosophy  Self-perception  Awareness  Bodily-Awareness
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Call number BD438.5.O27 2007
ISBN(s) 0199592047   0199261482   9780199261482  
DOI 10.1093/analys/ann031
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