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Speaking My Mind: Expression and Self-Knowledge

Dorit Bar-On


This book motivates and develops a novel view of avowals and self-knowledge that attempts to give systematic answers to standing questions concerning our ability to know our own minds. Drawing on resources from the philosophy of language, the theory of action, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind, the author offers original and systematic answers to these questions. She proposes a Neo-Expressivist view according to which an avowal is an act through which a person directly expresses, rather than merely reports, the very mental condition that it tells of. She argues that this expressivist id ... More

Keywords: anti-deflationism, avowals, epistemology, expression, expressivism, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, realism about mental states, self-knowledge, theory of action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276288
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199276285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dorit Bar-On, author
Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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