Can't One Truly Judge that One is Judging?


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Daniel Dohrn
Università degli Studi di Milano
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Matthew Soteriou provides an analysis of authoritatively knowing one’s own mental acts which depends on a surprising assumption: One cannot truly judge that one is judging. After briefly criticizing his account of one’s awareness that one is judging, I critically scrutinize two of his arguments against the possibility of truly judging that one is judging. Firstly, assuming such a possibility leads to a regress. Secondly, the second-order judgement inevitably replaces the first-order judgement such as to make the former wrong.
Keywords Self-knowledge  Mental Acts  Mental Agency  Judgement  Philosophical Psychology  Soteriou
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