The First-Person Perspective and Other Essays (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Sydney Shoemaker
- Publish Date: 1996-09-13
The essays in this collection deal with the way in which we know our own minds. Professor Shoemaker opposes the inner sense conception of introspective self-knowledge. He defends the view that perceptual and sensory states have nonrepresentational features--qualia--that determine what it is like to have them. Among the other topics covered are the unity of consciousness, and the idea that the first-person perspective gives a privileged route to philosophical understanding of the nature of mind.