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The Mud of Experience and Kinds of Awareness

Corbí, Josep E. (2007) The Mud of Experience and Kinds of Awareness. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 22 (1). pp. 5-15. ISSN 2171-679X

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In Authority and Estrangement Richard Moran takes some rather illuminating steps towards getting rid of the Cartesian picture of self-knowledge. I argue, however, that Moran’s crucial distinction between deliberative and theoretical attitude is seriously contaminated by that traditional picture. More specifically, I will point out why some crucial aspects of the phenomena that Moran describes in terms of the interplay between the theoretical and the deliberative attitude, should rather be interpreted as a process that takes place within the deliberative attitude itself. The theoretical attitude will, as a result, constitute a rather marginal attitude towards one’s own psychological dispositions and experiences, the adoption of which only makes sense in rather peculiar, often pathological, situations.

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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
Corbí, Josep
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: deliberation, self, perception, self-knowledge, authority, passivity
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 20:07
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 21:58
Item ID: 10432
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.477
Date: 2007
Page Range: pp. 5-15
Volume: 22
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X

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