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Course content 2013/14

Reading:

Week 2 (no class in week 1)

  • Brie Gertler, Self-Knowledge
  • Richard Moran, Authority and Estrangement, chapter 1
  • Quassim Cassam, 'Self-Knowledge', Oxford Bibliographies

Week 3

  • Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, draft, chapters 1 and 2 (draft chapters are posted below).
  • Gareth Evans, The Varieties of Reference, chapter. 7.4
  • Richard Moran, Précis of Authority and Estrangement in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2004
  • David Finkelstein, 'From Transparency to Expressivism', in James Conant and Gunther Abel (eds.) Rethinking Epistemology, volume 2
  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow, Part 1
  • Richard Nisbett and Lee Ross, Human Inference: Strategies and Shortcomings of Social Judgement, chapter 8.
  • Gilbert Harman, Change in View, chapter 4

Week 4:

  • Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, draft, chapters 3, 4 and 13 (draft chapters are posted below).
  • Eric Schwitzgebel, 'Self-Ignorance', in Jeeloo Liu and John Perry (eds.) Consciousness and the Self.
  • Stephen Hetherington, Self-Knowledge: Beginning Philosophy Right Here and Now, chapter 4.
  • Gilbert Harman, 'Moral Philosophy Meets Social Psychology: Virtue Ethics and the Fundamental Attribution Error', in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1999.
  • J. David Velleman, Practical Reflection, pp. 241-4.
  • Martha Nussbaum, 'Love's Knowledge', in Love's Knowledge.
  • Charles Taylor, 'Self-Interpreting Animals', in Philosophical Papers, vol. 1.
  • Harry Frankfurt, 'Identification and Externality', in The Importance of What We Care About'. 

Week 5: Class cancelled

Week 7:

  • Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, chapter 6, 7 and 8.
  • Edward Craig, The Mind of God and the Works of Man, chapter 1.
  • William Child, Causality, Interpretation, and the Mind, chapter 1.
  • Daniel Dennett, 'Three Kinds of Intentional Psychology', in The Intentional Stance.
  • Donald Davidson, 'Radical Interpretation', in The Essential Davidson.
  • Matthew Boyle, 'Essentially Rational Animals', in James Conant and Gunther Abel (eds.) Rethinking Epistemology, volume 2.
  • John McDowell, 'Funcionalism and Anomalous Monism', in Mind, Value, and Reality.
  • Stephen Stich, The Fragmentation of Reason, chapters 1 and 2.

Week 8:

(a) Transparency approaches:

  • Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, chapter 9.
  • Gareth Evans, The Varieties of Reference, chapter 7.
  • Richard Moran, Authority and Estrangement.
  • Richard Moran et al. 'Symposium on Authority and Estrangement', Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 2004.
  • Richard Moran, 'Self-Knowledge, "Transparency", and the Forms of Activity', in D. Smithies and D. Stoljar (eds.) Introspection and Consciousness.
  • David Finkelstein, 'From Transparency to Expressivism', in J. Conant and G. Abel (eds.) Rethinking Epistemology, volume 2.
  • Brie Gertler, 'Self-Knowledge and the Transparency of Belief', in Anthony Hatzimoysis (ed.) Self-Knowledge.
  • Jonathan Way, 'Self-Knowledge and the Limits of Transparency', Analysis 2007.   

(b) Inner sense approaches:

  • Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, chapter 10.
  • David Armstrong, A Materialist Theory of the Mind, pp. 95-99 and chapter 15.
  • Sydney Shoemaker, 'Self-Knowledge and Inner Sense', in The First-Person Perspective and Other Essays.
  • Paul Boghossian, 'Content and Self-Knowledge', in P. Ludlow and N. Martin (eds.) Externalism and Self-Knowledge.
  • Alex Byrne, 'Introspection', Philosophical Topics 2005.
  • Alvin Goldman, Simulating Minds, chapter 9.

Week 9:

  • Quassim Cassam, Self-Knowledge for Humans, chapters 11 and 12.
  • Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind, chapter 6.
  • Paul Boghossian, 'Content and Self-Knowledge', in P. Ludlow and N. Martin (eds.) Externalism and Self-Knowledge.
  • Daryl Bem, “Self-Perception Theory”, in L. Berkowitz (ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, volume. 6.
  • Krista Lawlor, 'Knowing What One Wants', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2009.
  • Peter Carruthers, 'How We Know Our Own Minds', Behavioural and Brain Sciences 2009.

 

Self-Knowledge for Humans:

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