publication . Article . 2011

Evidence and First-Person Authority

Corbí, Josep E.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
In this paper, I challlenge David Finkelstein's claim that evidence does not contribute to first-person authority. To this end, I first argue that the phenomenon of first-person authority involves a certain combination of two kinds of authority, namely: an epistemic (insofar as evidence is at issue here) and a practical (insofar as the capacity to shape one's own psychological and dispositions is the central concern) kind of authority. Secondly, I defend the view that gathering evidence plays a crucial role regarding an agent's ability to preserve (or cultivate) her practical authority upon herself.
Subjects
free text keywords: Psicoanàlisi, Coneixement, Teoria del, Autoritat
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