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Course content 2014/15

 

Starting in Week 3 each class will feature two student presentations.

*New*: 'A Beginner's Guide to Self-Knowledge' by Quassim Cassam is now available here: https://warwick.academia.edu/QuassimCassam

Reading:

 

1. Background reading: the Philosophical Picture of Self-Knowledge

Brie Gertler ‘Self-Knowledge’, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Available here: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/self-knowledge/

Richard Moran Authority and Estrangement (Princeton University Press 2001), chapter 1.

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford University Press 2014) chapters 1 and 4 [draft chapters available for download below]

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge (Oxford Bibliographies Online). Available here http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195396577/obo-9780195396577-0112.xml

2. The Specialness of Self-Knowledge

Brie Gertler ‘Introduction: Philosophical Issues about Self-Knowledge’, in Brie Gertler (ed.) Privileged Access: Philosophical Acounts of Self-Knowledge (Ashgate 2003).

William Alston ‘Varieties of Privileged Access’, American Philosophical Quarterly 1971.

Gilbert Ryle The Concept of Mind (Penguin 2000), chapter VI.

Donald Davidson Subjective, Intersubjective, Objective (Oxford University Press 2001), chapter 1 and the first three pages of chapter 2.

Crispin Wright ‘Self-Knowledge: The Wittgensteinian Legacy’, in C. Wright, B. Smith and C. MacDonald (eds.) Knowing Our Own Minds

Paul Snowdon ‘How to Think about Phenomenal Self-Knowledge’, in Annalisa Coliva (ed.) The Self and Self-Knowledge (Oxford University Press 2012).

3. Inferentialism and the Asymmetry

Paul Boghossian Content and Justification (Oxford University Press 2008), chapter 6. Available here: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/hinchman/www/Boghossian-Chapter6.pdf

Richard Moran, Authority and Estrangement, chapter 1.

Gilbert Ryle The Concept of Mind (Penguin 2000), chapter VI.

Darryl Bem ‘Self-Perception Theory’, in L. Berkowitz (ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Academic Press Inc.). Available here: http://www.dbem.us/SP%20Theory.pdf

Krista Lawlor ‘Knowing What One Wants’, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2009. Available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1933-1592.2009.00266.x/abstract

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford University Press 2014), chapters 11 and 12.

4. Substantial Self-Knowledge

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford University Press 2014), chapters 3 and 13 [draft chapters available for download below]

Eric Schwitzgebel ‘Self-Ignorance’, in J. Liu and J. Perry (eds.), Consciousness and the Self: New Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Available here: http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/SchwitzPapers/SelfUcs-101118.pdf

Aaron James Assholes: A Theory (Nicholas Brealey, 2012), chapter 1.

5. Self-Ignorance

Eric Schwitzgebel ‘Self-Ignorance’, in J. Liu and J. Perry (eds.), Consciousness and the Self: New Essays (Cambridge University Press 2012). Available here: http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/SchwitzPapers/SelfUcs-101118.pdf

Richard Nisbett & Timothy Wilson ‘Telling More Than We Can Know: Verbal Reports on Mental Processes’, Pyschological Review 1977 . Available here: http://people.virginia.edu/~tdw/nisbett&wilson.pdf

Paul Katsafanas ‘Nietzsche on Agency and Self-Ignorance’, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, 2012. Available here: http://people.bu.edu/pkatsa/NASI.pdf

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford University Press, 2014), chapter 14 [draft chapters available for download below]

6. Knowing Why

Matthew Boyle ‘ “Making Up Your Mind” and the Activity of Reason’, Philosophers’ Imprint 2011. Available here: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/p/pod/dod-idx/making-up-your-mind-and-the-activity-of-reason.pdf?c=phimp;idno=3521354.0011.017

Michael Shermer Why People Believe Weird Things (Souvenir Press 2007), chapters 17 and 18.

Quassim Cassam ‘Intellectual Character and Self-Ignorance’ (draft will be posted here).

7. Character and Self-Knowledge

Heather Battaly ‘Virtue Epistemology’, in J. Greco & J. Turri (eds.) Virtue Epistemology.

John Doris Lack of Character (Cambridge University Press, 2002), chapters 1 and 2.

Mark Alfano ‘Expanding the Situationist Challenge to Responsibilist Virtue Epistemology’, Philosophical Quarterly 2012.

Quassim Cassam ‘Vice Epistemology’ (draft will be posted here).

8. The Value of Self-Knowledge

Simon Feldman & Allan Hazlett ‘Authenticity and Self-Knowledge’, Dialectica 2013. Available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1746-8361.12022/abstract

Timothy Wilson & Elizabeth Dunn, E. ‘Self-Knowledge: Its Limits, Value, and Potential for Improvement’, Annual Review of Psychology 2004. Available here: http://people.virginia.edu/~tdw/annual.review.final.pdf

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford University Press 2014), chapter 15 [draft chapters available for download below]

Rebecca Schlegel et al. ‘Feeling Like You Know Who You Are: Perceived True Self-Knowledge and Meaning in Life’, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 2011. Available here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21402753

9. Love’s Knowledge

Martha Nussbaum Love’s Knowledge (Oxford University Press 1990), chapter 11.

Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Oxford University Press 2014), chapter 13 [draft chapters available for download below].


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