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It will be useful to have a copy of Amazon logo Wright, C., B. C. Smith, and C. Macdonald, eds. Knowing Our Own Minds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0198236670. Items in this collection are marked with a '*'.

Amazon logo Ludlow, P. and N. Martin, eds. Externalism and Self-Knowledge. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, 1998. ISBN: 1575861062. (Worth considering). Items in this collection are marked with a '#'.

Readings by Class Session

ses #TopicsReadings
1IntroductionGertler. Self-knowledge. (Contains a useful bibliography, among other things)

Amazon logo Ryle, Gilbert. Chapter 6 in The Concept of Mind. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN: 0226732967.

Davidson, D. "First-person authority." Dialectica 38: 101-11.
2Externalism and Self-knowledgeBoghossian, "Content and self-knowledge."#

"What the externalist can know a priori."*

McLaughlin and Tye, "Externalism, Twin Earth, and self-knowledge."*

Dretske, "Externalism and self-knowledge."; Davidson, "Knowing one's own mind."#

Burge, "Individualism and self-knowledge."#
3Shoemaker on Self-knowledgeShoemaker, S. "On Knowing One's Own Mind." Philosophical Perspectives, no. 2 (1988): 183-209.

———. "First-Person Access". Philosophical Perspectives, no. 4 (1990): 187-214.

———. "Self-Knowledge and Inner Sense." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research LIV (1994): 249-314.
4Davies and Wright on Warrant TransmissionDavies, "Externalism, architecturalism, and epistemic warrant."*

Wright, C. "Cogency and Question-Begging: Some Reflections on McKinsey's Paradox and Putnam's Proof." In Philosophical Issues. 1998. (SOFIA volume)

Amazon logo Brown, J. Chapter 7 in Anti-Individualism and Knowledge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. ISBN: 0262025582.

Pryor. "Externalism about content and McKinsey-style reasoning." (PDF)
5Peacocke and Friends on Self-knowledgePeacocke, "Conscious attitudes, attention, and self-knowledge."*

"Our entitlement to self-knowledge: entitlement, self-knowledge and conceptual redeployment."#

Martin, "An eye directed outward."*

Burge, "Our entitlement to self-knowledge."#
6Immunity to Error Through Misidentification and Self-identificationAmazon logo Wittgenstein, L. "Blue Book." In Blue and Brown Books. New York, NY: Perennial, 1942. ISBN: 0061312118.

Shoemaker, S. "Self-reference and self-awareness." Journal of Philosophy 65, no. 19 (1968): 555-567.

Amazon logo Evans, G. The Varieties of Reference. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1984. ISBN 0198246862.

Pryor. "Immunity to error through misidentification." (PDF - 4.1 MB)

O'Brien, L. F. "Evans on self-identification." NOUS 29, no. 2 (1995): 232-247.
7Expressivism and Neo-expressivismAmazon logo Wittgenstein, L. Philosophical Investigations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. ISBN: 0024288101.

Wright, "Self-knowledge: the Wittgensteinian legacy."*

McDowell, "Response to Crispin Wright."*

Amazon logo Finkelstein, D. Expression and the Inner. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0674011562.

Amazon logo Bar-On, D. Speaking My Mind. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0199276285.

———. "Externalism and self-knowledge: content, use, and expression." NOUS 38, no. 3 (2004): 430-455. (26)

Bar-On, D., and D. Long. "Avowals and First-Person Privilege." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 62 (2001): 311-335.

Falvey, K. "The basis of first-person authority." Philosophical Topics 28, no. 2 (2000): 69-100.
8Knowledge of One's ActionsVelleman, J. D. Practical Reflection.

———. Precis of The Possibility of Practical Reason.

Amazon logo Wegner, D. M. The Illusion of Conscious Will. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003. ISBN: 0262731622.

Amazon logo Anscombe, G. E. M. Intention. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0674003993.
9Transparency and Self-knowledgeDretske, F. "Introspection." Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society CXV (1994/95): 263-278.

Amazon logo ———. "How do you know you are not a zombie?" In Privileged Access: Philosophical Accounts of Self-Knowledge. Edited by B. Gertler. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2003. ISBN: 0754616479.

Amazon logo Lycan, "Dretske's ways of introspecting." In Privileged Access: Philosophical Accounts of Self-Knowledge. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 1–14. ISBN: 0754616479.

Amazon logo Evans, G. Varieties of Reference. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1983. ISBN: 0198246862.

Amazon logo Kripke, S. Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984. ISBN: 0674954017. (Postscript)

Amazon logo Moran, R. Authority and Estrangement. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0691089450.

Byrne, A. "The puzzle of transparency." Unpublished manuscript. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005.


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