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Externalism and Self-KnowledgeLudlow Peter and Martin Norah, editors Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications, 1998, x + 382 pp., $40.60

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1 This paper is found in his Mind, Language, and Reality (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1975).

2 Davidson's First Person Authority” appeared in Dialectica, 38 (1984): 101–12.

3 This moniker for Burge's theory was coined by Sven Bernecker.

4 Discussion of this charge is still prevalent in the literature. See, for example, Boghossian's “What the Externalist Can Know A Priori” and McLaughlin and Tye's “Externalism, Twin-Earth, and Self-Knowledge,” both in Knowing Our Own Minds, edited by Wright C.Smith B. C. and MacDonald C. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998).

5 This is the only difference between Earth and Twin-Earth.

6 Warfield presents this standardization of Boghossian's argument. Boghossian's own presentation of the argument is on pp. 171–72.

7 This perspicacious formulation of Boghossian's argument is due to Ludlow, p. 308.

8 This seems a little unfair, since Burge nowhere explicitly endorses this possibility in his earlier work, while Boghossian (to his credit) does note that slow switching could be understood as not entailing conceptual loss (p. 159).

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Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review / Revue canadienne de philosophie
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