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Self-Knowing Agents

Lucy O'Brien


This book argues that a satisfactory account of first-person reference and self-knowledge needs to concentrate on our nature as agents. It considers two main questions. First, what account of first-person reference can we give that respects the guaranteed nature of such reference? Second, what account can we give of our knowledge of our mental and physical actions?

Keywords: self-reference, self-knowledge, agents, first-person reference, philosophy, mind and action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199261482
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy O'Brien, author
Department of Philosophy, University College London
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