Peter Carruthers

Mindreading the self

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This article contrasts two different kinds of account of our knowledge of our own thoughts. According to standard theories, self-knowledge of at least a subset of thoughts is direct and non-interpretive. According to the alternative, which will be elaborated and defended here, self-knowledge results from turning our mindreading capacities on ourselves, relying on the same sensory channels that we employ for other-knowledge and utilizing many of the same sensory cues.


  • Autism
  • Confabulation
  • Metacognition
  • Mindreading
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-knowledge


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