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Knowledge of Actions and Tryings 1

O'Brien, L; (2012) Knowledge of Actions and Tryings 1. In: Coliva, Annalisa, (ed.) The Self and Self-Knowledge. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Green open access

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This paper is concerned with the extent to which an appeal to trying is helpful in explaining our knowledge of our actions. It considers two models for knowing our actions that centre on tryings, and argues that, if we allow that there are mental actions, there are problems with both models. So, if we hope to give an account of our knowledge of our actions which is uniform across mental and physical cases, we have reason to avoid appealing to tryings in our attempt to do so.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Knowledge of Actions and Tryings 1
ISBN-13: 9780199590650
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650.003.0008
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590650...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: knowledge of action, tryings, mental actions, Peacocke, O’Shaughnessy, action awareness, disjunctivism
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1507888
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