Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Tyler Burge
Frank I 704
Self-Knowledge/Content/Thoughts/Burge: the content of the first-level thought is fixed by non-individualistic (external) background conditions.
Through its reflexive, self-referential character, the second-stage thought inheres this content.
Fra I 705
Since fake content does not logically undermine such self-knowledge, it is clear that it is not necessary to know the enabling conditions.
BurgeVsDescartes: it is wrong to conceive of one's own thoughts as objects, and to attribute to oneself a special faculty of infallibility. Either the new entity of an ability is introduced as new entities or special objects. OckhamVs.
E.g. propositions which can only be thought when they have been fully understood, or
imaginations whose esse is their percipi.
These would be objects about which you could not make mistakes, like objects that could be seen from all sides at the same time.

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Burge I
T. Burge
Origins of Objectivity Oxford 2010

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

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

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-25