Assertion and Transparent Self-Knowledge

Canadian Journal of Philosophy:1-17 (forthcoming)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
We argue that honesty in assertion requires non-empirical knowledge that what one is asserting is what one believes. Our argument proceeds from the thought that to assert honestly, one must follow and not merely conform to the norm “Assert that p only if you believe that p”. Furthermore, careful consideration of cases shows that the sort of doxastic self-knowledge required for following this norm cannot be acquired on the basis of observation, inference, or any other form of detection of one’s own doxastic states. It is, as we put it, transparent rather than empirical self-knowledge.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Revision history
Archival date: 2018-08-29
View upload history
References found in this work BETA
Knowledge and Its Limits.Williamson, Timothy
Knowing That P Without Believing That P.Myers-Schulz, Blake & Schwitzgebel, Eric
Practical Reality.Dancy, Jonathan

View all 27 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index

Total views
174 ( #17,319 of 40,658 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
86 ( #5,547 of 40,658 )

How can I increase my downloads?

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