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A role for ownership and authorship in the analysis of thought insertion

Abstract:

Philosophers are interested in the phenomenon of thought insertion because it challenges the common assumption that one can ascribe to oneself the thoughts that one can access first-personally. In the standard philosophical analysis of thought insertion, the subject owns the 'inserted' thought but lacks a sense of agency towards it. In this paper we want to provide an alternative analysis of the condition, according to which subjects typically lack both ownership and authorship of the 'insert...

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10.1007/s11097-008-9109-z

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Bortolotti, L More by this author
Journal:
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
205-224
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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EISSN:
1572-8676
ISSN:
1568-7759
URN:
uuid:4d5c165a-9cb7-46b3-862b-3fb9c7be6ae7
Source identifiers:
403447
Local pid:
pubs:403447

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