Self-Knowledge and Its Limits

Journal of Moral Philosophy 15 (1):85-95 (2018)
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John Schwenkler
Florida State University
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This is a review essay of Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford, 2014) and John Doris, Talking to Our Selves (Oxford, 2015). In it I question whether Cassam succeeds in his challenge to Richard Moran's account of first-personal authority, and whether Doris is right that experimental evidence for unconscious influences on behavior generates skeptical worries on accounts that regard accurate self-knowledge as a precondition of agency.
Keywords self-knowledge  agency  self-deception  rationality  confabulation  self-consciousness
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DOI 10.1163/17455243-01501005
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