The puzzle of transparency and how to solve it

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 49 (7):916-935 (2019)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
According to the transparency approach, achievement of self-knowledge is a two-stage process: first, the subject arrives at the judgment ‘p’; second, the subject proceeds to the judgment ‘I believe that p.’ The puzzle of transparency is to understand why the transition from the first to the second judgment is rationally permissible. After revisiting the debate between Byrne and Boyle on this matter, I present a novel solution according to which the transition is rationally permissible in virtue of a justifying argument that begins from a premise referring to the mental utterance that is emitted in the course of judging ‘p.’
ISBN(s)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
BARTPO-146
Upload history
Archival date: 2019-01-12
View other versions
Added to PP index
2019-01-10

Total views
378 ( #15,003 of 58,488 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
66 ( #10,982 of 58,488 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.