Cognition Through Understanding

Cognition Through Understanding : Self-Knowledge, Interlocution, Reasoning, Reflection: Philosophical Essays, Volume 3

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Cognition Through Understanding presents a selection of Tyler Burge's essays that use epistemology to illumine powers of mind. The essays focus on epistemic warrants that differ from those warrants commonly discussed in epistemology-those for ordinary empirical beliefs and for logical and mathematical beliefs. The essays center on four types of cognition warranted through understanding-self-knowledge, interlocution, reasoning, and reflection. Burge
argues that by reflecting on warrants for these types of cognition, one better understands cognitive powers that are distinctive of persons, and (on earth) of human beings. The collection presents three previously unpublished independent essays, in addition to substantial, retrospective commentary. The
retrospective commentary invites the reader to make connections that were not fully in mind when the essays were written.
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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 166 x 238 x 34mm | 980g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199672032
  • 9780199672035
  • 1,060,749

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; I: SELF-KNOWLEDGE ; 2. Individualism and Self-Knowledge ; 3. Our Entitlement to Self-Knowledge ; 4. Memory and Self-Knowledge ; 5. A Century of Deflation and a Moment of Self-Knowledge ; 6. Mental Agency in Authoritative Self-Knowledge: Reply to Kobes ; 7. Self and Self-Understanding: the Dewey Lectures - Some Origins of Self ; 8. Self and Self-Understanding: the Dewey Lectures - Self and Constitutive Norms ; 9. Self and Self-Understanding: the Dewey Lectures - Self-Understanding ; II: INTERLOCUTION ; 10. Content Preservation ; 11. Postscript: 'Content Preservation' ; 12. Interlocution, Perception, and Memory ; 13. Computer Proof, Apriori Knowledge, and Other Minds ; 14. Comprehension and Interpretation ; 15. A Warrant for Belief in Other Minds ; III: REASONING AND THE INDIVIDUALITY OF PERSONS ; 16. Reason and the First Person ; 17. Memory and Persons ; 18. De Se Preservation and Personal Identity: Reply to Shoemaker ; 19. Modest Dualism ; 20. Epistemic Warrant: Humans and Computers ; IV: REFLECTION ; 21. Reasoning about Reasoning ; 22. Thought Experiments and Semantic Competence: Reply to Benejam ; 23. Concepts, Conceptions, Reflective Understanding: Reply to Peacocke ; 24. Reflection ; 25. Living Wages of Sinn ; Bibliography ; Index
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a superb package, stacked to the chimney with subtle and challenging ideas and arguments . . . essential reading for anyone with an interest in the current state of analytic philosophy. * Endre Begby, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
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About Tyler Burge

Tyler Burge is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Truth, Thought, Reason: Essays on Frege (OUP, 2005), Foundations of Mind (OUP, 2007), and Origins of Objectivity (OUP, 2010).
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