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Concept Externalism, Originalism and Privileged Access

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695317
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738531 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0005
Concept Externalism, Originalism and Privileged Access

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This chapter addresses the question whether we have infallible knowledge of comparative content (we don’t), whether we have privileged access to our own thoughts (originalism is consistent with an affirmative answer) and how these questions relate to various forms of externalism.

Keywords: Boghossian; McKinsey; McLoughlin; Tye; transparency; Burge; Ludlow; switching

Chapter.  10284 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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