Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood by Simon J. Evnine
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Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood
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Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood

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Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood by Simon J. Evnine

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Simon Evnine examines various epistemic aspects of what it is to be a person. Persons are defined as finite beings that have beliefs, including second-order beliefs about their own and others' beliefs, and are agents, capable of making long-term plans. It is argued that for any being meeting these conditions, a number of epistemic consequences obtain. First, all such beings must have certain logical concepts and be able to use them in certain ways. Secondly, there are at least two principles governing belief that it is rational for persons to satisfy and are such that nothing can be a person at all unless it satisfies them to a large extent. These principles are that one believe the conjunction of one's beliefs and that one treat one's future beliefs as, by and large, better than one's current beliefs. Thirdly, persons both occupy epistemic points of view on the world and show up within those views. This makes it impossible for them to be completely objective about their own beliefs. Ideals of rationality that require such objectivity, while not necessarily wrong, are intrinsically problematic for persons. This 'aspectual dualism' is characteristic of treatments of persons in the Kantian tradition. In sum, these epistemic consequences support a traditional view of the nature of persons, one in opposition to much recent theorizing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199239948
ISBN-10: 0199239940
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 144mm x 18mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Making Objects and Events by Simon J. Evnine Making Objects and Events, Hardback (July 2016)

Simon J. Evnine explores the view that some objects have matter from which they are distinct but that this distinctness is not due to the existence of anything like a form. He argues that objects must be understood in relation to how they come to exist and what their functions are, and applies his account to artifacts, organisms, and actions.

Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood by Simon J. Evnine Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood, Paperback (November 2011)

Simon Evnine argues that all persons must share certain epistemic features. They must possess particular logical concepts and their beliefs must conform to certain principles of rationality. However, they cannot be completely objective about their own beliefs. These features deepen our understanding of what it is to be a person.

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Author Biography - Simon J. Evnine

Simon Evnine took a Bachelors in Music at King's College, London, before moving to philosophy, doing an M.A. at Bedford College and M.Phil. at University College, London. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles and has taught in California and now at the University of Miami.

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