Self-Knowledge and Structural Rationality


Frick, Johann. “Self-Knowledge and Structural Rationality”. (Working Papers). Print.


In this paper, I argue that making sense of certain requirements of structural rationality (in particular, the rational requirement not to believe propositions that are logically inconsistent and the rational requirement to intend the necessary means to my ends) requires us to adopt a ‘deliberative’ conception of self-knowledge. According to this view of self-knowledge, defended most prominently in the work of Dick Moran, the canonical way in which I know my beliefs and other propositional attitudes is not through introspection or observational evidence, but by making up my mind about questions about the world to which my belief is transparent.

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