IV—Sharing Thoughts About Oneself


  • Meeting of the Aristotelian Society held at Senate House, University of London, on 19 November 2012 at 5:30 p.m.


This paper is about first-person thoughts—thoughts about oneself that are expressible through uses of first-person pronouns (for example, ‘I’). It is widely held that first-person thoughts cannot be shared. My aim is to postpone rejection of the more natural view that such thoughts about oneself can be shared. I sketch an account on which such thoughts can be shared and indicate some ways in which deciding the fate of the account will depend upon further work.