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Self-knowledge for humans

Author: Quassim Cassam
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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Humans are not model epistemic citizens. Our reasoning can be careless, our beliefs eccentric, and our desires irrational. Quassim Cassam develops a new account of self-knowledge which recognises  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quassim Cassam
ISBN: 9780199657575 0199657572 9780198776680 0198776683
OCLC Number: 979111075
Description: XI, [3], 238 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface ; 1. Homo Philosophicus ; 2. The Disparity ; 3. Substantial Self-Knowledge ; 4. Self-Knowledge for Philosophers ; 5. Reality Check ; 6. Psychological Rationalism ; 7. Normative Rationalism ; 8. Predictably Irrational? ; 9. Looking Outwards ; 10. Looking Inwards ; 11. Self-Knowledge and Inference ; 12. Knowing Your Evidence ; 13. Knowing Yourself ; 14. Self-Ignorance ; 15. The Value of Self-Knowledge ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Quassim Cassam.

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