Philosophical Studies 116 (1):53-78 (2003)

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Sanford Goldberg
Northwestern University
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Given anti-individualism, a subject might have a priori (non-empirical)knowledge that she herself is thinking that p, have complete and exhaustive explicational knowledge of all of the concepts composing the content that p, and yet still need empirical information (e.g. regarding her embedding conditions and history) prior to being in a position to apply her exhaustive conceptual knowledge in a knowledgeable way to the thought that p. This result should be welcomed by anti-individualists: it squares with everything that compatibilist-minded anti-individualists have said regarding e.g. the compatibility of anti-individualism and basic self-knowledge; and more importantly it contains the crux of a response to McKinsey-style arguments against anti-individualism
Keywords A Priori  Concept  Epistemology  Externalism  Knowledge  Omniscience  Scepticism
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DOI 10.1023/B:PHIL.0000005563.62257.54
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