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    The Authority of Expressive Self-Ascriptions.A. Minh Nguyen - 2008 - Dialogue 47 (01):103-.
    ABSTRACT: What explains first-person authority? What explains the presumption that an utterance is true when it is a sincere intelligible determinate first-person singular simple present-tense ascription of intentional state? According to Rockney Jacobsen, self-ascriptions each enjoy a presumption of truth because they are systematically reliable. They are systematically reliable because they are typically both truth-assessable and expressive. Such self-ascriptions, if sincere, are certain to be true. This article presents a defence and a critique of Jacobsen's theory. It is argued that (...)
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    Study Abroad's Contribution to Critical Thinking and World Citizenship.A. Minh Nguyen - 2012 - Think 11 (31):27-40.
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    A Critique of Dretske's Conception of State Consciousness.A. Minh Nguyen - 2001 - Journal of Philosophical Research 26 (January):187-206.
    In his recent work, Dretske offers a new account of what it is for a mental state, in particular, a sensory experience, to be conscious. According to Dretske’sproposal, subject S’s experience of object O is conscious if and only if it makes S aware of O. This proposal is argued to be open to only two serious interpretations. The first takes it to mean that S’s experience of O is conscious if and only if it constitutes S’s awareness of O, (...)
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    On a Searlean Objection to Rosenthal's Theory of State-Consciousness.A. Minh Nguyen - 2000 - Journal of Philosophical Research 25 (January):83-100.
    In a series of closely connected papers, Rosenthal has defended what has come to be known as “the higher-order thought theory of state-consciousness.” According to this theory, a mental state which one instantiates is conscious if and only if one is conscious of being in it in some relevant way, and one’s being conscious of being in the state which is conscious consists in one’s having a contemporaneous thought to the effect that one is in that state. The main aim (...)
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    A Survey of Metaphysics.A. Minh Nguyen - 2006 - Teaching Philosophy 29 (4):384-387.
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    Davidson on First-Person Authority.A. Minh Nguyen - 2004 - Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (4):457-472.
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    Self-Knowledge, Other Minds and the Theoriticity of the Mental.A. Minh Nguyen - 2003 - Southwest Philosophy Review 19 (2):31-38.
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    Why There is No Such Thing as First Person Authority.A. Minh Nguyen - 2000 - Southwest Philosophy Review 16 (2):165-189.
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    What Good is Self-Knowledge?A. Minh Nguyen - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Research 40:137-154.
    This paper provides a detailed account of the normal importance of self-knowledge. I critique two previous accounts, one developed by Bilgrami and the other inspired by Putnam. It is argued that the former conflates self-beliefs with the intentional states that these higher-order beliefs are about, whereas the latter shows only that true beliefs of certain kinds—as opposed to true self-beliefs simpliciter—improve our chances of survival. Self-knowledge is valuable for four reasons. First, it improves our chances of survival because it enables (...)
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