Externalism, Twin Earth, and Self‐Knowledge

Brian P. McLaughlin and Michael Tye

in Knowing Our Own Minds

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780199241408
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598692 | DOI:
 Externalism, Twin Earth, and Self‐Knowledge

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The paper defends the view that privileged access to our thoughts is compatible with content externalism against the charge, levelled by Michael McKinsey, Jessica Brown, and Paul Boghossian, that the combination of privileged access to thoughts and content externalism leads to absurd consequences about what can be known about the environment independently of empirical investigation.

Keywords: content; externalism; McKinsey; privileged access

Chapter.  16648 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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