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Authority and estrangement : an essay on self-knowledge

Author: Richard Moran
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
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Blending philosophy of mind and moral psychology, this text develops a view of self-knowledge concentrating on the self as agent rather than spectator. Drawing on themes from Wittgenstein, Sartre and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Moran
ISBN: 0691089442 9780691089447 0691089450 9780691089454
OCLC Number: 186435167
Description: xxxviii, 202 s
Contents: Outline of the Chapters xi Preface xxvii Acknowledgments xxxvii CHAPTER ONE The Image of Self-Knowledge 1 1.1 The Fortunes of Self-Consciousness: Descartes, Freud, and Cognitive Science 4 1.2 The Possibility of Self-Knowledge: Introspection, Perception, and Deflation 12 1.3 Constitutive Relations and Detection 20 1.4 "Conscious Belief": Locating the First-Person 27 CHAPTER TWO Making Up Your Mind: Self-Interpretation and Self-Constitution 36 2.1 Self-Interpretation, Objectivity, and Independence 38 2.2 Self-Fulfillment and Its Discontents 42 2.3 The Whole Person's Discrete States 48 2.4 Belief and the Activity of Interpreting 51 2.5 The Process of Self-Creation: Theoretical and Deliberative Questions 55 2.6 Relations of Transparency 60 CHAPTER THREE Self-Knowledge as Discovery and as Resolution 66 3.1 Wittgenstein and Moore's Paradox 69 3.2 Sartre, Self-Consciousness, and the Limits of the Empirical 77 3.3 Avowal and Attribution 88 3.4 Binding and Unbinding 94 CHAPTER FOUR The Authority of Self-Consciousness 100 4.1 Expressing, Reporting, and Avowing 100 4.2 Rationality, Awareness, and Control: A Look Inside 107 4.3 From Supervision to Authority: Agency and the Attitudes 113 4.4 The Retreat to Evidence 120 4.5 First-Person Immediacy and Authority 124 4.6 Introspection and the Deliberative Point of View 134 4.7 Reflection and the Demands of Authority: Apprehension, Arrest, and Conviction 138 4.8 The Reflective Agent 148 CHAPTER FIVE Impersonality, Expression, and the Undoing of Self-Knowledge 152 5.1 Self-Other Asymmetries and Their Skeptical Interpretation 153 5.2 The Partiality of the Impersonal Stance 158 5.3 Self-Effacement and Third-Person Privilege 166 5.4 Paradoxes of Self-Censure 170 5.5 Incorporation and the Expressive Reading 182 5.6 "Not First-Personal Enough?" 187 Bibliography 195 Index 201
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