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Self-ascription, philosophy: self-attribution is the identification of properties by a subject that refers to itself through this act. The important fact is that this type of statements can claim a higher degree of certainty than external attribution b y a different person. See also certainty, attribution, ascription, truth conditions, privileged access, introspection, I, self, person.

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Belief about oneself / Geach: must be analyzed as a complex predicate. E.g. "Phillips thinks of Philip to be worst enemy of Philip.." is only unambiguous if "he himself" is inserted - truth here is not depending on empiricism but on meanings - "he himself" can not be expressed in schemes such as "p> q" - "taking himself for being dead": is formally not true, because of the meanings of the subexpressions.


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Gea I
P.T. Geach
Logic Matters Oxford 1972


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