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English Speakers Should Use “I” to Refer to Themselves

R. M. Sainsbury

in Self-Knowledge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199590728
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725456 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590728.003.0013
English Speakers Should Use “I” to Refer to Themselves

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The claim is that all that need be said from the point of view of language about self-knowledge is contained in the chapter's title. There's no need to posit special senses, contents, or modes of identification that are distinctive of self-knowledge.

Keywords: first-person; immunity to error; indexicals; reference; self-consciousness; self-knowledge; sense

Chapter.  7915 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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