Privileged Self–Knowledge and Externalism: A Contextualist Approach
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2002
University of Southern California 2002 and Blackwell Publishers Ltd.
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 83, Issue 3, pages 235–252, September 2002
How to Cite
Hohwy, J. (2002), Privileged Self–Knowledge and Externalism: A Contextualist Approach. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 83: 235–252. doi: 10.1111/1468-0114.t01-1-00149
- Issue published online: 17 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2002
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Many people argue that privileged self–knowledge is incompatible with semantic externalism. I develop a contextualist approach to self–knowledge, and examine what this approach should lead us to say about the apparent incompatibility. Though such contextualism compels us to re–think the notion of privilege associated with self–knowledge, it can contain the damage wreaked by the externalist doctrine.