Externalism and the resolution of self-knowledge

Authors

  • Amir Horowitz The Open University of Israel
  • Hilla Jacobson Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Philosophy

Keywords:

Epistemology, Externalism, Self-knowledge

Abstract

This paper suggests a new way for defending semantic externalism from what we take to be the most serious attack against it in the context of the discussion of the a priori nature of self-knowledge. We shall argue that the resolution of our a priori knowledge of our beliefs on the assumption that their contents are externally determined is identical to the resolution that it makes sense to attribute to our knowledge of our beliefs independently of any assumption about content-determination. We shall also suggest what might be the source of the conviction that supposedly externally-determined beliefs violate some general epistemological principle.

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Published

30-09-2010

How to Cite

Horowitz, Amir, and Hilla Jacobson. “Externalism and the Resolution of Self-Knowledge”. Acta Philosophica 19, no. 2 (September 30, 2010): 339–348. Accessed June 26, 2024. https://www.actaphilosophica.it/article/view/3921.

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