Rationality for the Self-Aware (Ernest Sosa Lecture)

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 95:215-236 (2021)
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This lecture illustrates some of the theoretical richness that emerges from thinking about self-aware agents. It argues that taking self-awareness into account yields a picture of rational belief that is surprising, in a number of different, but interconnected, ways. The complexities it focuses on emerge most clearly in cases that involve so-called “higher-order evidence.”

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