Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Self-Knowledge

A photograph of 'Le paysan, Peasant',  by Paul Cezanne.

Le paysan (Peasant) by Paul Cezanne. (Image courtesy of the WebMuseum Web site.)


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Spring 2005



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This is a seminar on "self-knowledge" -- knowledge of one's own mental states. In addition to reading some of the classic papers on self-knowledge, we will look at some very recent work on the topic. There will be no lectures. Each week I will spend half an hour or so introducing the assigned reading, and the rest of the time will be devoted to discussion.

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Alex Byrne. 24.500 Topics in Philosophy of Mind: Self-Knowledge. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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