Sellars on Self-Knowledge
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Wilfrid Sellars had an elaborate theory of self-knowledge about one’s own thoughts that anticipates some crucial claims and topics of current work on self-knowledge. In this contribution, I reconstruct Sellars’s theory of self-knowledge, and explore connections with more recent work on the topic. I argue that Sellars’s account undermines Shoemaker’s and Burge’s influential arguments against “perceptual” accounts of self-knowledge, and I discuss whether Sellars’s position is apt to give a plausible account of the relation between self-knowledge and phenomenal consciousness.
CitationKnappik FU: Sellars on Self-Knowledge. In: Brandt, Breunig. Wilfrid Sellars and Twentieth-Century Philosophy, 2019. Routledge p. 221-239
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