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Introspection and Necessity

Stoljar, Daniel


What is the connection between being in a conscious mental state and believing that you yourself are currently in that state? On the one hand, it is natural to think that this connection is, or involves, a necessary connection of some sort. On the other hand, it is hard to know what the nature of this necessary connection is. For there are plausible arguments according to which this connection is not metaphysically necessary, not rationally necessary, and not merely naturally necessary. If...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Nous
DOI: 10.1111/nous.12171


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