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Type: Journal article
Title: Desire and Self-Knowledge
Author: Fernandez, J.
Citation: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 2007; 85(4):517-536
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0004-8402
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Jordi Fernández
Abstract: In this paper, I propose an account of self-knowledge for desires. According to this account, we form beliefs about our own desires on the basis of our grounds for those desires. First, I distinguish several types of desires and their corresponding grounds. Next, I make the case that we usually believe that we have a certain desire on the basis of our grounds for it. Then, I argue that a belief formed thus is epistemically privileged. Finally, I compare this account to two other similar accounts of self-knowledge.
Keywords: Philosophy
Description: © Routledge
RMID: 0020074727
DOI: 10.1080/00048400701676419
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