Journal of Philosophy 114 (9):471-491 (2017)

This paper argues that you have non-observational warrant for beliefs about the body in action. For example, if you mean to be drinking a cup of water, you can know independently of observation that you are moving your body in a way that is effective in enabling you to drink. The case I make centers on the claim that you have default warrant to trust your agency. You do well to trust your agency just in virtue of your status as an agent, and are not required to earn permission to trust your agency through making use of evidence about how well your agency works. You have non-observational warrant for beliefs about the functioning of your agency, including beliefs about your body in action, inasmuch as those beliefs reflect trust in your agency.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Knowledge of action  Self-knowledge  Philosophy of action
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ISBN(s) 0022-362X
DOI 10.5840/jphil2017114932
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