Download Citation on ResearchGate | Content and Self-Knowledge | La these Pastist externalists (e.g., Boghossian ; Burge ) maintain that the past. Volume 17, Issue 1, Spring Philosophy of Mind. Paul A. Boghossian. Pages DOI: /philtopics Content and Self-Knowledge. Content and Self-Knowledge. Paul A. Boghossian University of Michigan. INTRODUCTION I. This paper argues that, given a certain apparently inevitable thesis.

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After all, this putative warrant dissipates immediately once any earnest doubt is raised Wright b, yet contrast with Wright ; For instance, several theories say in short that a concept [ 5 ] has its content in virtue of certain causal relations the ocntent bears to an environmental referent DretskeMillikan ;Fodor ; ; also, cf.

In response, at least one externalist has relinquished apriori knowledge of 2but emphasizes that some self-knowledge still remains apriori Rowlandsch. At the least, such a stance would seem ad hoc Besson Naming and Necessity for Human BeingsPhiladelphia: The interested reader is encouraged to visit the entry on self-knowledge for more.

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Regarding asome reject the suggestion that even if p was known self-knowlexge t 1remembering p does not imply knowing it at t 2 Berneckerch.

See McGinnch. Find it on Scholar. Anthony Anderson and J. A different objection to the advocate is that, despite appearances, she ends up surrendering SK after all.

MetaphysicsAtascadero, CA: Hence, warrant fails to transmit onto the conclusion, even though warrant closure holds trivially. Even so, the first reading is not the usual interpretation of EXT.


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One reason is that EXT is more or less entailed by many contemporary theories of content. But to the contrary, the potential for an undetected switch might be as common as the potential for polysemy in the language Ludlow b. Officially, we can put the issue in terms of an apparent tension between the following: It is a case where the truth of his judgment is certain, even if its content is in question.

One accuses the advocate of conflating different types of warrant RaffmanSainsbury Still, if switching possibilities are irrelevant, contextualism says that even an externalist can know her own thoughts from the armchair.

So one can hardly learn andd for the first time via knowledge of 2 —the learning proceeds in the other direction. Incompatibilists have pressed the conflict mainly in two ways.

EXT Thought content is determined partly by the environment. If S is warranted in believing p and warranted in believing that p entails qthen S is warranted in believing q or is able to be thus warranted.

Yet incompatibilists reply that the second reading cannot be what is really intended. But see section 3 of the entry on Quine. CW If S is warranted in believing p and warranted in believing that p entails qthen S is warranted in believing q or is able to be thus warranted.

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For instance, suppose after the switch that Oscar judges:. Davidson on Intentional Content and Self-Knowledge. Mark Textor – – Dialectica 65 1: Although self-verifying judgments are atypical, Burge still boghossiab they are sufficient to block the inference from A to B. A compatibilist might first grant that Oscar does not forget strictly speaking—after all, we can assume no neurological impairment has occurred in him.


Rather, the environment also figures into it. Contejt for the incompatibilist, logical or conceptual implications are apriori.

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Related Entries introspection mental content: As a final thought, memory may ultimately be a red herring in defending incompatibilism. Brie Gertler – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 2: It is in this sense that 3 is presupposed once self-knowlesge deduction is mobilized, resulting in transmission failure.

If a subject S is warranted in believing p and is warranted in believing that p entails q and S further recognizes that q follows deductively from these beliefs —then S acquires, potentially for the first time, a warrant in believing q.

Yet assume he is agnostic on cojtent the concept applies to broad overstuffed armchairs. But for replies, see Korman and Parent a,ch. Tom Stoneham – – Proceedings of bobhossian Aristotelian Society 99 1: Larkin – – Southwest Philosophy Review 18 1: In addition, new issues have arisen in light of externalism about qualia as held by Lycan ; ;DretskeTye For more, see Fernandez as well as the entry on two-dimensional semantics.