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Published: 16 May 2013

272 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199914722

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Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective

Lynne Rudder Baker

  • Sets out the claims of main varieties of scientific naturalism.
  • Explores the shortcomings of treatment of first-person phenomena by important philosophers such as David Lewis, Daniel Dennett, Thomas Metzinger, and John Perry.
  • Develops an original non-Cartesian view of the first-person perspective that has two-stages: a rudimentary stage enjoyed by human infants and nonhuman animals and a robust stage enjoyed by language-users.
  • Incorporates original accounts of personal identity, intentional causation and agency.

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