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Rules, Reason, and Self-Knowledge

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$55.50 • £44.95 • €50.00

ISBN 9780674067080

Publication Date: 01/08/2013


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • I. Rules and Normativity
    • 1. De-Individualizing Norms of Rationality (1995)
    • 2. Normativity and Thought (1999)
    • 3. Playing the Rule-Following Game (2000)
    • 4. Real Rules (2008)
  • II. Reason-Explanation and Mental Causation
    • 5. Why Reasons May Not Be Causes (1995)
    • 6. Reason-Explanation and the Contents of the Mind (2005)
    • 7. Reasons as Non-Causal, Context-Placing Explanations (2009)
    • 8. Pain, Polio, and Pride: Some Reflections on “Becausal” Explanations
  • III. Philosophical Elucidation and Cognitive Science
    • 9. How to Resist Mental Representations (1998)
    • 10. On the Conceptual, Psychological, and Moral Status of Zombies, Swamp-Beings, and Other “Behaviorally Indistinguishable” Creatures (2004)
    • 11. Conceptual Analysis, Theory Construction, and Philosophical Elucidation in the Philosophy of Mind
    • 12. Ryle’s Regress and the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (2011)
  • IV. Self-Knowledge
    • 13. Some Constructivist Thoughts about Self-Knowledge (1996)
    • 14. Self-Knowledge, Normativity, and Construction (2002)
    • 15. Speaking One’s Mind (2007)
    • 16. Conceptual Amorphousness, Reasons, and Causes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Provenance of Essays
  • Index

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