Self-Knowledge

Author(s): Quassim Cassam (Editor)

Philosophy

This volume brings together some of the most important and influential recent writings on knowledge of oneself and of one's own thoughts, sensations, and experiences. The essays give valuable insights into such fundamental philosophical issues as personal identity, the nature of consciousness, the relation between mind and body, and knowledge of other minds. Contributions include "Introduction" by Gilbert Ryle, "Knowing One's Own Mind" by Donald Davidson, "Individualism and Self-Knowledge" and "Introspection and the Self" by Sydney Shoemaker, "On the Observability of the Self" by Roderick M. Chisholm, "Introspection" by D. M. Armstrong, "The First Person" by G. E. M. Anscombe, "On the Phenomeno-Logic of the I" by Hector-Neri Casta((n-))eda, "The Problem of the Essential Indexical" by John Perry, "Self-Identification" by Gareth Evans, and "The First Person--and Others" by P. F. Strawson. The only reader of its kind, Self-Knowledge fills a major gap in the history of philosophy and will be an accessible addition to a wide range of courses.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780198751168
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : March 1994
  • : 1.7 Centimeters X 13.5 Centimeters X 20.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 226
  • : Quassim Cassam (Editor)
  • : Paperback