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Do we know how we know our own minds yet?

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Title Do we know how we know our own minds yet?
 
Creator Jacob, Pierre
 
Subject [SHS:PHIL:PERCEPTION] Humanities and Social Sciences/Philosophy/Philosophy of Perception
[SHS:PHIL:MIND] Humanities and Social Sciences/Philosophy/Philosophy of Mind
Self-knowledge
content externalism
displaced perception
 
Description In traditional epistemology, psychological self-knowledge is taken to be the paradigm of privleged a priori knowledge. According to an influential incompatibilist line of thought, traditional epistemic features attributed to psychological self-knowledge are supposed to be inconsistent with content externalism. In this paper, I examine one prominent compatibilist response by an advocate of content externalism, i.e., Fred Dretske's answer tot he incompatibilist argument, based on the model of displaced perceptual knowledge. I discuss the costs and benefits of his answer.
 
Date 2003
 
Type preprint