Rethinking Introspection: A Pluralist Approach to the First-Person Perspective

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Springer, May 20, 2013 - Philosophy - 180 pages
Offering a pluralist framework for understanding the nature, scope, and limits of self-knowledge from the first-person perspective, Rethinking Introspection argues that, contrary to common misconceptions, introspection does not operate through inner perception but rather develops out of a diverse array of mental states and cognitive processes.
 

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Contents

Series Editors Foreword
1
Poking Out the Inner
Introspectionas a Metaphor
Knowing OurOwn Consciousness Knowing whatitis like
Introspection throughCognition
The InternalMonologue Knowing ourownthoughts through
8
Conclusion
Is That AllThere Is? Notes
Index
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Jesse Butler is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas, USA. He works and teaches in the areas of philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of language, with emphasis on understanding the nature and limits of self-knowledge. His work has appeared most recently in the Journal of Consciousness Studies.

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