First-person authority and its limits

Adam Andreotta

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Abstract

This dissertation attempts to explain the nature and limits of first-person authority. My central claim is that the limits of first­ person authority are the limits of introspection. I address the question: 'What mental states can be introspected? ' In so doing I first argue against sceptical accounts of self-knowledge. I then defend a positive account of introspection, a view of self- knowledge called the Transparency Method.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date20 Jul 2018
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Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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