The First-Person Perspective and Other Essays

The First-Person Perspective and Other Essays

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The essays in this collection deal with the way in which we know our own minds. Professor Shoemaker opposes the qinner senseq conception of introspective self-knowledge. He defends the view that perceptual and sensory states have nonrepresentational features--qqualiaq--that determine what it is like to have them. Among the other topics covered are the unity of consciousness, and the idea that the qfirst-person perspectiveq gives a privileged route to philosophical understanding of the nature of mind.I must have knowledge that is not observational in the sense (call it the narrow sense) that it is gotten by observing your house and observing something to be true of it. Here, of course. I might acquire knowledge of the identifying characteristicsanbsp;...

Title:The First-Person Perspective and Other Essays
Author: Sydney Shoemaker
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1996-09-13

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