There Is Something to the Authority Thesis

Journal of Philosophical Research 47:115-132 (2022)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Many philosophers accept an ‘Authority Thesis’ according to which self-ascriptions of one’s current mental states ordinarily are or ought to be met with a distinctive presumption of truth. Recently, however, Wolfgang Barz (2018) has argued that there is no adequately specified Authority Thesis. This, he argues, is because available specifications are either (1) philosophically puzzling but implausible, or (2) plausible but philosophically unpuzzling. I argue that there are several plausible and philosophically puzzling specifications of the Authority Thesis.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,069

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

Is There Anything to the Authority Thesis?Wolfgang Barz - 2018 - Journal of Philosophical Research 43:125-143.
A Defense of Epistemic Authority.Linda Zagzebski - 2013 - Res Philosophica 90 (2):293-306.
Autonomy and the Moral Authority of Advance Directives.Eric Vogelstein - 2016 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (5):500-520.
Presupposing Legal Authority.Robert Mullins - 2022 - Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 42 (2):411-437.
Political Authority, Self-Defense, and Pre-Emptive War.Marvin Schiller - 1972 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1 (4):409 - 426.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-09-10

Downloads
35 (#408,502)

6 months
14 (#126,197)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Benjamin Winokur
University of Macau

Citations of this work

Authority As (Qualified) Indubitability.Benjamin Winokur - forthcoming - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy.
Still Pessimistic about First-Person Authority.Wolfgang Barz - 2023 - Journal of Philosophical Research 48:133-148.

Add more citations

References found in this work

A Materialist Theory of the Mind.D. M. Armstrong - 1968 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Ted Honderich.
Content preservation.Tyler Burge - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (4):457-488.
Individualism and self-knowledge.Tyler Burge - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (November):649-63.
Transparency and Self-Knowledge.Alex Byrne - 2018 - Oxford University Press.

View all 28 references / Add more references