Belief and its linguistic expression: towards a belief box account of first-person authority
Author: Goldberg, Sanford C.
Source: Philosophical Psychology, Volume 15, Number 1, 1 March 2002 , pp. 65-76(12)
Abstract:In this paper I characterize the problem of first-person authority as it confronts the proponent of the belief box conception of belief, and I develop the groundwork for a belief box account of that authority. If acceptable, the belief box account calls into question (by undermining a popular motivation for) the thesis that first-person authority is not to be traced to a truth-tracking relation between first-person opinions themselves and the beliefs which they are about.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2002-03-01