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Tuesday, 28 September 2004

What’s the Use of Introspection?

Dominic Murphy

Humanities and Social SciencesCalifornia Institute of Technology

12:05 pm, 817R Cathedral of Learning

Abstract: This talk discusses the connections between recent philosophical theses about introspection and self-knowledge and empirical research on these matters. Recent psychology suggests that many of the sources of our beliefs and behavior are hidden from us. I suggest that some recent philosophical work on introspection rests on questionable empirical assumptions and ask what introspection might be for, if it is does not have the functions that recent philosophy has suggested.

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