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The Subject's Point of View

Katalin Farkas


This book defends a conception of the mind that is inspired by some of Descartes's writings. The crucial feature of the Cartesian view defended is not dualism — which is not adopted here — but internalism about the mind. Internalism is opposed to the widely accepted thesis of externalism, which states that some mental features constitutively depend on features of our physical and social environment. In contrast, this book defends the minority internalist view that the mind is autonomous with respect to its environment: although it is obviously influenced by things in the environment, this infl ... More

Keywords: Cartesian, externalism, externalist, internalism, internalist, phenomenal properties, privileged access, self-knowledge, mind

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199230327
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230327.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katalin Farkas, author
Central European University, Budapest
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