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Expressing the SelfCultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals$
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Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198786658

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001

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The incremental self

The incremental self

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(p.225) 11 The incremental self
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Expressing the Self
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John Perry

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786658.003.0011

In this chapter John Perry introduces his incremental theory of truth-conditions to account for cognitive differences between I have the flu and Elwood has the flu, both uttered by Elwood. He argues for his view over more traditional accounts of content and truth-conditions, and draws implications for the nature of the attitudes in general and self-knowledge in particular. He ends by contrasting his account with David Lewis's theory of ‘de se belief.

Keywords:   self-knowledge, cognitive significance, incremental theory, truth-conditions, propositions, de se belief

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