Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Synthese

Publication Date

2-2015

Volume

Advance online publication

Keywords

Self-knowledge; Inference rules; Perception; Intention; Alex Byrne

Abstract

Byrne (Philos Top 33:79–104, 2005; Self-knowledge, 2011a; Consciousness of the self: new essays, 2011b; Proc Aristot Soc Suppl Vol 85:201–219, 2011c; Introspection and consciousnes, 2012) offers a novel interpretation of the idea that the mind is transparent to its possessor, and that one knows one’s own mind by looking out at the world. This paper argues that his (Byrne, Proc Aristot Soc Suppl Vol 85:201–219, 2011c; Introspection and consciousnes, 2012) attempts to extend this picture of self-knowledge force him to sacrifice the theoretical parsimony he presents as the primary virtue of his account. The paper concludes by discussing two general problems transparency accounts of self-knowledge must address.

DOI

10.1007/s11229-015-0700-x

Print ISSN

00397857

E-ISSN

15730964

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Recommended Citation

Baker, D. (2015). Why transparency undermines economy. Synthese. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0700-x