First-person belief and empirical certainty

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):118-136 (2010)
David B. Martens
University of the Witwatersrand
This is a critical exposition and limited defence of a theory of first- person belief transiently held by Roderick Chisholm after giving up the early haecceity theory of Person and Object and before adopting the late self-attribution theory of The First Person. I reconstruct that 'middle' theory as involving what I call a 'hard-core' approach to de re belief and I rebut objections concerning epistemic supervenience and abnormal consciousness. In my rebuttals, I sketch a variant of the middle theory according to which first- person belief essentially involves the believer's introspective acquaintance with herself
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2009.01361.x
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