[SydPhil] Ryan Cox: The Deliberative Theory of Self-Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits POSTPONED

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 17 20:38:39 AEST 2019

Dear all,

Ryan Cox’s current projects paper, below, has been postponed, but will be rescheduled. So hang in there. I will send out the new date shortly.

Title: The Deliberative Theory of Self-Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits
Abstract: The deliberative theory of self-knowledge---by which I mean the theory of self-knowledge articulated and defended by Richard Moran in Authority and Estrangement and elsewhere---is simultaneously one of the most interesting and important theories of self-knowledge among contemporary theories of self-knowledge and one of the most obscure, incomplete, and misunderstood theories. The obscurity and incompleteness of the theory makes it particularly difficult to evaluate a range of "scope objections" to the theory, objections which claim that the theory is limited in scope in one way or another and so must either be interesting and important not as the one true theory of self-knowledge in its intended domain, but only with respect to only a particular domain of self-knowledge, or perhaps even only with respect to issues outside of traditional concerns with self-knowledge. In this paper I defend the deliberative theory against such scope objections, arguing that, when properly understood, the deliberative theory has exactly the scope of application that a theory with its intended domain---that is, a theory of the distinctive means by which we come to know our own attitudes---should have.

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
ARC Future Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room 407, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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