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Title: McGeer and Hurley on Self-Knowledge and Responsibility
Authors: Sims, Lauren
Advisors: Smith, Michael
Contributors: Dasgupta, Shamik
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: What does empirical, psychological research on situated rationality mean for contemporary theories of self-knowledge and moral responsibility in philosophy? In this paper, I consider four cases of non-deliberative thought and action — stereotype threat, implicit bias, unreflective voting decisions, and manipulative advertising practices that lead to harm. Extending Victoria McGeer’s points in The Moral Development of First-Person Authority, I clarify how supporting democratic policies that mitigate unwanted effects of these judgments can develop our own self-knowledge and capacity for individual responsibility.
Extent: 41 pages
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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