Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

First person, philosophy: this is about the question, how far the internal states of a subject are only accessible for this subject. Approaches that focus on the language assume that the acquisition of public language is a precondition for this access. They further claim that the access is not different in principal from the acces we have to others. See also privileged access, introspection, subjectivity, objectivity.
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Frank I 654f
Meaning / Putnam / Davidson: partly from learning situation ("natural history") - twin earth: identical psychological states, but different beliefs, reference and meaning - twin earth / Davidson: no threat to the authority of the first person - "to know the meaning" / Davidson: no internal state (but probably a psychological state), not what we identify when we ascribe beliefs - authority of the 1st person: can easily be applied to externally identifiable states.

D. Davidson
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993

D. Davidson
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990

D. Davidson
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26