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  1. Facing Up to Wittgenstein"s Diaries of Cambridge and Skjolden: Notes on Self-Knowledge and Belief.Norberto Abreu E. Silva Neto - unknown
    This sentence was taken as a methodic procedure for investigating philosophical questions regarding scientific psychology. To accomplish such a proposal is a very hard task to our mentality dominated by a certain mechanical way of seeing and thinking the world, specially for psychologists because they do not usually consider their problems from a religious point of view, even those religiously oriented. They believe all matters are liable to be subject of scientific treatment and never think they are working with religious (...)
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  2. Introspection, Anton's Syndrome, and Human Echolocation.Sean Allen‐Hermanson - 2015 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 96 (3):n/a-n/a.
    Philosophers have recently argued that since there are people who are blind, but don't know it, and people who echolocate, but don't know it, conscious introspection is highly unreliable. I contend that a second look at Anton's syndrome, human echolocation, and ‘facial vision’ suggests otherwise. These examples do not support skepticism about the reliability of introspection.
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  3. Metacognitive Feelings, Self-Ascriptions and Metal Actions.Santiago Arango-Muñoz - 2014 - Philosophical Inquiries 2 (1):145-162.
    The main aim of this paper is to clarify the relation between epistemic feel- ings, mental action, and self-ascription. Acting mentally and/or thinking about one’s mental states are two possible outcomes of epistemic or metacognitive feelings. Our men- tal actions are often guided by our E-feelings, such as when we check what we just saw based on a feeling of visual uncertainty; but thought about our own perceptual states and capacities can also be triggered by the same E-feelings. The first (...)
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  4. The Conceptualization of the Inner Life: A Philosophical Exploration.Leslie Armour - 1980 - Humanities Press.
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  5. Deep, Dark…or Transparent? Knowing Our Desires.Lauren Ashwell - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 165 (1):245-256.
    The idea that introspection is transparent—that we know our minds by looking out to the world, not inwards towards some mental item—seems quite appealing when we think about belief. It seems that we know our beliefs by attending to their content; I know that I believe there is a café nearby by thinking about the streets near me, and not by thinking directly about my mind. Such an account is thought to have several advantages—for example, it is thought to avoid (...)
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  6. Self-Knowledge and Self-Identity.Mary Rose Barral - 1964 - International Philosophical Quarterly 4 (1):160-162.
  7. Prospects for the Cyberiad: Certain Limits on Human Self-Knowledge in the Cybernetic Age.John Barresi - 1987 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 17 (March):19-46.
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  8. ¿ Se puede saber lo que se quiere?Peter Baumann - 1995 - Ideas Y Valores 96:3-22.
    Can one come to know what one wants? In some very simple cases, the answer has to be positive but in some other cases the answer is not so clear. The answer depends on what kind of self-knowledge one is taking about. This article also aims at elucidating the notion of knowledge of one's own desires.
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  9. Self-Knowledge.John I. Beare - 1896 - Mind 5 (18):227-235.
  10. The New Neo-Kantian and Reductionist Debate.Kathy Behrendt - 2003 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (4):331-350.
    Has Derek Parfit modified his views on personal identity in light of Quassim Cassam’s neo-Kantian argument that to experience the world as objective, we must think of ourselves as enduring subjects of experience? Both parties suggest there is no longer a serious dispute between them. I retrace the path that led to this truce, and contend that the debate remains open. Parfit’s recent work reveals a re-formulation of his ostensibly abandoned claim that there could be impersonal descriptions of reality. I (...)
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  11. Basic Self-Knowledge.Harry Benjamin - 1971 - London: Samuel Weiser.
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  12. Luminosity Regained.Selim Berker - 2008 - Philosophers' Imprint 8 (2):1-22.
    The linchpin of Williamson (2000)'s radically externalist epistemological program is an argument for the claim that no non-trivial condition is luminous—that no non-trivial condition is such that whenever it obtains, one is in a position to know that it obtains. I argue that Williamson's anti-luminosity argument succeeds only if one assumes that, even in the limit of ideal reflection, the obtaining of the condition in question and one's beliefs about that condition can be radically disjoint from one another. However, no (...)
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  13. Self-Knowledge and the Sense of "I".José Luis Bermúdez - 2008 - In Anthony E. Hatzimoysis (ed.), Self-Knowledge. Oxford University Press.
    What does an understanding of the first person pronoun “I” contribute to the understanding of a sentence involving “I”? This paper emphasizes that the first person pronoun is typically used as a tool of communication. We need to think not just about what it is to use the first person pronoun with understanding, but also what it is to understand someone else’s use of the first person pronoun. A plausible principle governing linguistic understanding via the conditions of adequacy upon reporting (...)
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  14. Self, Knowledge, and Freedom: Essays for Kalidas Bhattacharyya.Kalidas Bhattacharya, Jitendranath Mohanty & S. P. Banerjee (eds.) - 1978 - World Press.
    Mohanty, J. N. Kalidas Bhattacharyya as a metaphysician.--Deutsch, E. On meaning.--Potter, K. Towards a conceptual scheme for Indian epistemologies.--Ganguly, S. N. Rationality versus reasonableness (freedom: a reinterpretation).--Sen, P. K. A sketch of a theory of properties and relations.--Mohanty, J. N. Perceptual consciousness.--Chattopadhyaya, D. P. Theory and practice.--Bhadra, M. K. The idea of self as purpose, an existential analysis.--Matilal, B. K. Saptabhaṅgī.--Banerjee, H. The identification of mental states and the possibility of freedom.--Chatterjee, M. A phenomenological approach to the self.--Banerjee, S. P. (...)
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  15. Self-Knowledge and the Limitations of Narrative.Jeanette Bicknell - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (2):406-416.
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  16. Self-Knowledge, Intentionality, and Normativity.Akeel Bilgrami - 2005 - Iyyun 54 (January):5-24.
  17. Consciousness and Self-Knowledge in Aquinas's Critique of Averroes's Psychology.Deborah L. Black - 1993 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (3):349-385.
  18. Self-Knowledge and the Modern Mode of Learning.Jan H. Blits - 1989 - Educational Theory 39 (4):293-300.
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  19. Pluralism, Pragmatism and Self-Knowledge.James Bohman - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (3):375-381.
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  20. Self-Knowledge, Error, and Disorder.Derek Bolton - 1995 - In Martin Davies & Tony Stone (eds.), Mental Simulation. Cambridge: Blackwell.
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  21. Verdictives, Self-Presentation, and Self-Knowledge.Rob Brady - 1981 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):11-20.
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  22. Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus.Thomas C. Brickhouse - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):187-189.
  23. Debating Self-Knowledge.Anthony Brueckner & Gary Ebbs - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Language users ordinarily suppose that they know what thoughts their own utterances express. We can call this supposed knowledge minimal self-knowledge. But what does it come to? And do we actually have it? Anti-individualism implies that the thoughts which a person's utterances express are partly determined by facts about their social and physical environments. If anti-individualism is true, then there are some apparently coherent sceptical hypotheses that conflict with our supposition that we have minimal self-knowledge. In this book, Anthony Brueckner (...)
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  24. Reason and the First Person.Tyler Burge - 2000 - In C. Wright, B. Smith & C. Macdonald (eds.), Knowing Our Own Minds. Oxford University Press.
    The first part of the paper focuses on the role played in thought and action by possession of the first‐person concept. It is argued that only one who possesses the I concept is in a position to fully articulate certain fundamental, a priori aspects of the concept of reason. A full understanding of the concept of reason requires being inclined to be affected or immediately motivated by reasons—to form, change or confirm beliefs or other attitudes in accordance with them—when those (...)
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  25. A Century of Deflation and a Moment About Self-Knowledge.Tyler Burge - 1999 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 73 (2):25-46.
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  26. The Puzzle of Transparency.Alex Byrne - manuscript
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  27. The Opacity of Mind: An Integrative Theory of Self-Knowledge.Peter Carruthers - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    Do we have introspective access to our own thoughts? Peter Carruthers challenges the consensus that we do: he argues that access to our own thoughts is always interpretive, grounded in perceptual awareness and sensory imagery. He proposes a bold new theory of self-knowledge, with radical implications for understanding of consciousness and agency.
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  28. Cartesian Epistemology: Is the Theory of the Self-Transparent Mind Innate?Peter Carruthers - 2008 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 15 (4):28-53.
    This paper argues that a Cartesian belief in the self-transparency of minds might actually be an innate aspect of our mind-reading faculty. But it acknowledges that some crucial evidence needed to establish this claim hasn’t been looked for or collected. What we require is evidence that a belief in the self-transparency of mind is universal to the human species. The paper closes with a call to anthropologists (and perhaps also developmental psychologists), who are in a position to collect such evidence, (...)
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  29. Simulation and Self-Knowledge: A Defence of the Theory-Theory.Peter Carruthers - 1996 - In Peter Carruthers & Peter K. Smith (eds.), Theories of Theories of Mind. Cambridge University Press. pp. 22--38.
    In this chapter I attempt to curb the pretensions of simulationism. I argue that it is, at best, an epistemological doctrine of limited scope. It may explain how we go about attributing beliefs and desires to others, and perhaps to ourselves, in some cases. But simulation cannot provide the fundamental basis of our conception of, or knowledge of, minded agency.
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  30. Self-Knowledge, A Priori Knowledge, and the Cognitive Structure of the Mind.Quassim Cassam - 1998 - In Anthony O'Hear (ed.), Contemporary Issues in the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge University Press.
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  31. Self-Knowledge.Quassim Cassam (ed.) - 1994 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume brings together some of the most important and influential recent writings on knowledge of oneself and of one's own thoughts, sensations, and experiences. The essays give valuable insights into such fundamental philosophical issues as personal identity, the nature of consciousness, the relation between mind and body, and knowledge of other minds. Contributions include "Introduction" by Gilbert Ryle, "Knowing One's Own Mind" by Donald Davidson, "Individualism and Self-Knowledge" and "Introspection and the Self" by Sydney Shoemaker, "On the Observability of (...)
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  32. On the Logic of Attributions of Self-Knowledge to Others.Hector-Neri Castañeda - 1968 - Journal of Philosophy 65 (15):439-456.
  33. Review of Cassam, "Self-Knowledge for Humans". [REVIEW]Michael Cholbi - 2016 - Philosophy 91 (3):441-46.
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  34. The Self and Self-Knowledge.Annalisa Coliva (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    These thought-provoking essays provide such an analysis and greatly deepen our understanding of these central aspects of our mentality.
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  35. The First Person: Error Through Misidentification, the Split Between Speaker's and Semantic Reference, and the Real Guarantee.Annalisa Coliva - 2003 - Journal of Philosophy 100 (8):416-431.
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  36. Thought Insertion and Immunity to Error Through Misidentification.Annalisa Coliva - 2002 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 9 (1):27-34.
    John Campbell (1999) has recently maintained that the phenomenon of thought insertion as it is manifested in schizophrenic patients should be described as a case in which the subject is introspectively aware of a certain thought and yet she is wrong in identifying whose thought it is. Hence, according to Campbell, the phenomenon of thought insertion might be taken as a counterexample to the view that introspection-based mental selfascriptions are logically immune to error through misidentification (IEM, hereafter). Thus, if Campbell (...)
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  37. Self-Knowledge in the Age of Theory.Clinton D. Corcoran - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (3):690-691.
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  38. Is Scepticism About Self-Knowledge Incoherent?William Lane Craig - 1997 - Analysis 57 (4):291–295.
  39. What (and How) Was I Thinking?: On Memory of Past Thoughts.Danilo Dantas - 2009 - Intuitio 2 (2):103-107.
    Recent philosophical and psychological researches show that memory, not only stores information but also process it. It's possible one to have a meta-representational memory despite the propositional content and attitude of the present meta-representation being different from the propositional content and attitude of the thought that the meta-representation is causally derived. So, the question is: if we take for granted that this kind of memory doesn't require content or attitude identity, what is the permissible range of aberration between the original (...)
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  40. Mental Simulation: Evaluations and Applications - Reading in Mind and Language.Martin Davies & Tony Stone (eds.) - 1995 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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  41. Psychoanalysis, Metaphysics and Self-Knowledge.Richard T. De George - 1961 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 35:197-204.
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  42. The Case for Rorts.Daniel C. Dennett - 2000 - In R.B. Brandom (ed.), Rorty and His Critics. Blackwell.
    In the late 1960s, I created a joke dictionary of philosophers' names that circulated in samizdat form, picking up new entries as it went. The first few editions were on Ditto masters, in those pre-photocopy days. The 7th edition, entitled The Philosophical Lexicon , was the first properly copyrighted version, published for the benefit of the American Philosophical Association in 1978, and the 8th edition (brought out in 1987), is still available from the APA. I continue to receive submissions of (...)
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  43. Concerning Alleged Immediate Knowledge of Mind.John Dewey - 1918 - Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 15 (2):29-35.
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  44. Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus.Michael Dink - 1988 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (3):620-622.
  45. Hope, Knowledge, and Blindspots.Jordan Dodd - 2017 - Synthese 194 (2):531-543.
    Roy Sorensen introduced the concept of an epistemic blindspot in the 1980s. A proposition is an epistemic blindspot for some individual at some time if and only if that proposition is consistent but unknowable by that individual at that time. In the first half of this paper, I extend Sorensen work on blindspots by arguing that there exist blindspots that essentially involve hopes. In the second half, I show how such blindspots can contribute to and impair different pursuits of self-understanding. (...)
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  46. Knowing Our Degrees of Belief.Sinan Dogramaci - 2016 - Episteme 13 (3):269-287.
    The main question of this paper is: how do we manage to know what our own degrees of belief are? Section 1 briefly reviews and criticizes the traditional functionalist view, a view notably associated with David Lewis and sometimes called the theory-theory. I use this criticism to motivate the approach I want to promote. Section 2, the bulk of the paper, examines and begins to develop the view that we have a special kind of introspective access to our degrees of (...)
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  47. Self-Knowledge and Epistemic Virtues: Between Reliabilism and Responsibilism.César Schirmer dos Santos - 2015 - Veritas: Revista de Filosofia da PUCRS 60 (3):579-593.
    This paper is about the role of self-knowledge in the cognitive life of a virtuous knower. The main idea is that it is hard to know ourselves because introspection is an unreliable epistemic source, and reason can be a source of insidious forms of self-deception. Nevertheless, our epistemic situation is such that an epistemically responsible agent must be constantly looking for a better understanding of her own character traits and beliefs, under the risk of jeopardizing her own status as a (...)
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  48. What is the Link Between Regret and Weakness of Will?Mathieu Doucet - 2016 - Philosophical Psychology 29 (3):448-461.
    This paper argues that most contemporary accounts of weakness of will either implicitly or explicitly assume that regret is a typical or even necessary element of standard cases of weakness of will and that this assumption is mistaken. I draw on empirical and philosophical work on self-assessment to show that regret need not accompany typical weak-willed behavior, and that we should therefore revise the dominant account of the difference between weakness of will and changes of mind.
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  49. Self-Knowledge and Moral Properties in Sartre's Being and Nothingness.Reidar Due - 2000 - Sartre Studies International 6 (1):61-94.
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  50. Self-Knowledge in Plato Edward G. Ballard: Socratic Ignorance. An Essay on Platonic Self-Knowledge. Pp. Ix+189. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1965. Paper, Fl. 24. 30. [REVIEW]H. J. Easterling - 1967 - The Classical Review 17 (01):26-28.
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