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Author Longuenesse, Beatrice, author

Title The first person in cognition and morality / Béatrice Longuenesse
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Summary The book is the revised version of two lectures presented, in the spring 2017, as the Spinoza lectures in the University of Amsterdam. Both lectures explore the contrast and collaboration between two types of standpoint on the world, each of which finds expression in a specific use of the first-person pronoun "I". One standpoint is the particular standpoint we have on the world insofar as we are spatially and temporally located, biologically unique, socially and culturally determined individuals. The other is the universally communicable standpoint we share or can hope to share with all other human beings, whatever their particular biological, social, or cultural determination. The book explores the degree to which using the first-person pronoun "I" is the expression of one or the other standpoint. The first lecture explores this question in relation to the exercise of our mental capacities in abstract reasoning and knowledge of objective facts about the world. The second lecture explores this question in relation to what we take to be our moral obligations
Notes Online resource; title from home page (University Press Scholarship, viewed Feb. 21, 2020)
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Pronoun -- Philosophy
Self (Philosophy)
Self (Philosophy)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191880957