Knowing Our Own Minds

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Crispin Wright, Barry C. Smith, Cynthia Macdonald
Oxford University Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 450 pages
Knowledge of one's own sensations, desires, intentions, thoughts, beliefs, and other attitudes is characteristically different from other kinds of knowledge: it has greater immediacy, authority, and salience. This volume offers a powerful and comprehensive look at current work on this topic, featuring closely interlinked essays by leading figures in the field that examine philosophical questions raised by the distinctive character of self-knowledge, relating it to knowledge of other minds, to rationality and agency, externalist theories of psychological content, and knowledge of language.

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About the author (2000)

Barry C. Smith is Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London. Crispin Wright is a Fellow of the British Academy and Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of St Andrews; he was formerly Nelson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Cynthia Macdonald is Professor of Philosophy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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