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Profile: Lucy O'Brien (University College London, University College London)
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  1. Lucy F. O'Brien (2005). Imagination and the Motivational Role of Belief. Analysis 65 (285):55-62.
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  2. Lucy F. O'Brien (2005). Self-Knowledge, Agency, and Force. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):580–601.
    My aim in this paper is to articulate further what may be called an agency theory of self-knowledge. Many theorists have stressed how important agency is to self- knowledge, and much work has been done drawing connections between the two notions.<sup>2</sup> However, it has not always been clear what _epistemic_ advantage agency gives us in this area and why it does so. I take it as a constraint on an adequate account of how a subject knows her own mental states (...)
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  3. Lucy F. O'Brien (2003). Moran on Agency and Self-Knowledge. European Journal of Philosophy 11 (3):391-401.
  4. Lucy F. O'Brien (2003). On Knowing One's Own Actions. In Johannes Roessler & Naomi M. Eilan (eds.), Agency and Self-Awareness. Clarendon Press.
    Book description: * Seventeen brand-new essays by leading philosophers and psychologists * Genuinely interdisciplinary work, at the forefront of both fields * Includes a valuable introduction, uniting common threads Leading philosophers and psychologists join forces to investigate a set of problems to do with agency and self-awareness, in seventeen specially written essays. In recent years there has been much psychological and neurological work purporting to show that consciousness and self-awareness play no role in causing actions, and indeed to demonstrate that (...)
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  5. Lucy F. O'Brien (1996). Solipsism and Self-Reference. European Journal Of Philosophy 4 (2):175-194.
    In this paper I want to propose that we see solipsism as arising from certain problems we have about identifying ourselves as subjects in an objective world. The discussion will centre on Wittgenstein.
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  6. Lucy F. O'Brien (1995). Evans on Self-Identification. Noûs 29 (2):232-247.
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  7. Lucy F. O'Brien (1995). The Problem of Self-Identification. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 95:235-251.
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  8. Lucy F. O'Brien (1994). Anscombe and the Self-Reference Rule. Analysis 54 (4):277 - 281.
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