Authority and Estrangement

Authority and Estrangement

An Essay on Self-knowledge

eBook - 2011
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Since Socrates, and through Descartes to the present day, the problems of self-knowledge have been central to philosophy's understanding of itself. Today the idea of ''first-person authority''--the claim of a distinctive relation each person has toward his or her own mental life--has been challenged from a number of directions, to the point where many doubt the person bears any distinctive relation to his or her own mental life, let alone a privileged one. In Authority and Estrangement, Richard Moran argues for a reconception of the first-person and its claims. Indeed, he writes, a more thorou.
Publisher: New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781283380003
1283380005
9781400842971
1400842972
Characteristics: 1 online resource (243 pages)

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