The first person perspective: Language, thought, and action

Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


What it is to have a first person perspective? How do we come to understand our own perspective in the world? How do we take into account other people's perspectives in our social and linguistic interactions? This dissertation is an exploration of these issues. But instead of approaching them in the abstract, it aims to shed light on these difficult questions through a series of case studies. First, I examine the role of the first person perspective in our agency, and explain the sense in which it is essential for action. Next, drawing on recent work in psychology, I propose an model of the development of temporal self-understanding in young children. Lastly, I develop a two-level pragmatic theory of epistemic modals.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,764

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Wie können wir über Emotionen sprechen?Gunter Gebauer - 2012 - Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie 37 (2):131-164.
The Second-Person Perspective.Michael Pauen - 2012 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 55 (1):33 - 49.
The phenomenology and development of social perspectives.Thomas Fuchs - 2013 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (4):655-683.
Naturalism and the First-Person Perspective.Lynne Rudder Baker - 2013 - New York, US: Oxford University Press USA.
Is A Purely First Person Account Of Human Action Defensible?Christopher Tollefsen - 2006 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 9 (4):441-460.
First-personal aspects of agency.Lynne Rudder Baker - 2011 - Metaphilosophy 42 (1-2):1-16.
Selbstwissen: Die Grundidee.Richard Moran - 2015 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 63 (4).
Personal Perspectives.John J. Drummond - 2007 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (S1):28-44.
'I' am a Fiction: An Analysis of the No-self Theories.Vineet Sahu - 2012 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 39 (1-2):117-128.
Merging second-person and first-person neuroscience.Matthew R. Longo & Manos Tsakiris - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (4):429-430.


Added to PP

27 (#501,382)

6 months
3 (#435,693)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Pengbo Liu
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references