Belief about the Self: A Defense of the Property Theory of by Neil Feit

By Neil Feit

Philosophers regularly believe that the contents of our ideals and different cognitive attitudes are propositions-things that will be precise or fake, and their fact values don't differ at times, position to put, or individual to individual. Neil Feit argues that this view breaks down within the face of ideals concerning the self. those are ideals that we show via a first-person pronoun. Feit maintains-following David Lewis, Roderick Chisholm, and others-that as a rule, the contents of our ideals are houses. in contrast to propositions, homes lack absolute fact values that don't differ with time, position, or person.

Belief concerning the Self bargains a sustained safeguard of the valuables conception of content material, in keeping with which the content material of each cognitive angle is a estate instead of a proposition. the speculation is supported with an array of recent arguments, defended from a variety of objections, and utilized to a few vital difficulties and puzzles within the philosophy of mind.

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