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Basic self-knowledge and transparency

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Borgoni, Cristina:
Basic self-knowledge and transparency.
In: Synthese. Vol. 195 (2018) Issue 2 . - pp. 679-696.
ISSN 1573-0964
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-016-1235-5

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Cogito-like judgments, a term coined by Burge (1988),comprise thoughts such as,I am now thinking, I [hereby] judge that Los Angeles is at the same latitude as North Africa, or I [hereby] intend to go to the opera tonight. It is widely accepted that we form cogito-like judgments in an authoritative and not merely empirical manner. We have privileged self-knowledge of the mental state that is self-ascribed in a cogito-like judgment. Thus, models of self-knowledge that aim to explain privileged self-knowledge should have the resources to explain the special self-knowledge involved in cogito judgments. My objective in this paper is to examine whether a transparency model of self-knowledge (i.e., models based on Evans’ 1982 remarks) can provide such an explanation: granted that cogito judgments are paradigmatic cases of privileged self-knowledge, does the transparency procedure explain why this is so? The paper advances a negative answer, arguing that the transparency procedure cannot generate the type of thought constitutive of cogito judgments.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Philosophie (Erkenntnistheorie)
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Professur Philosophie (Erkenntnistheorie) > Professur Philosophie (Erkenntnistheorie) - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cristina Borgoni
Faculties
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology
100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy and psychology > 120 Epistemology
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2018 09:56
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/43129