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Introspection and Consciousness


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I. Skepticism about Introspection 1. Introspection, What?, Eric Schwitzgebel 2. Awareness and Authority: Skeptical Doubts About Self-Knowledge, Fred Dretske 3. Knowledge of Perception, Daniel Stoljar II. Theories of Introspection 4. Renewed Acquaintance, Brie Gertler 5. On the Phenomenology of Introspection, Charles Siewert 6. The Epistemology of Introspection, Ernest Sosa 7. Knowing What I See, Alex Byrne 8. Self-Knowledge, 'Transparency', and the Forms of Activity, Richard Moran III. Constitutivism 9. Self-Intimation and Second Order Belief, Sydney Shoemaker 10. A Simple Theory of Introspection, Declan Smithies 11. Judgment as a Guide to Belief, Nicholas Silins 12. Discrimination and Self-Knowledge, Patrick Greenough IV. Introspection and the Nature of Experience 13. Introspection, Explanation and Perceptual Experience: Resisting Metaphysical Disjunctivism, Aaron Zimmerman 14. Mind-Independence and Visual Phenomenology, Maja Spener 15. Introspection About Phenomenal Consciousness: Running the Gamut from Infallibility to Incompetence, Terry Horgan

About the Author

Declan Smithies is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University and was until recently Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian National University. He received his BA in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Oxford and his PhD in Philosophy from New York University. He works on a range of issues in epistemology and the philosophy of mind, including consciousness, intentionality, concepts, perception, introspection, attention, belief, justification, and knowledge. Daniel Stoljar is Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. He received his BA from the University of Sydney and his PhD from MIT. He works on a range of issues in philosophy of mind, metaethics, epistemology and metaphysics.


"This is a fine volume. Anyone who cares about understanding self-knowledge, consciousness, and the relationship between them will want to lay hold of a copy."--Matthew Boyle, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "This volume, comprising specially commissioned papers by leading philosophers, represents some of the most rigorous philosophical thinking on consciousness and related issues ... Extensive references after each selection, informative footnotes, and a short index make this book required reading for all who are interested in the philosophical foundations of viable accounts of consciousness. Highly recommended."--H. Storl, CHOICE "The essays in Introspection and Consciousness make important contributions to the study of the formal structure of a theory of introspective justification." --Philosophical Psychology "This is an excellent collection of essays on introspection and consciousness...There is also an introduction where the editors explain the impetus for the collection and provide a helpful overview. The essays contain a wealth of new and challenging material sure to excite specialists and shape future research." -- The Philosophical Quarterly

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