Honorary Associate in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
University of Sydney
phone: +61 426 050 207
e-mail: ryan.cox@sydney.edu.au
web: www.rdouglascox.com

Areas of Specialisation

Areas of Competence

Current Position

Previous Positions

Education

Publications

Awards

Presentations

ANU Coursework Units

Teaching

Service

Thesis Abstract

My PhD thesis "Knowing Why: Essays on Self-Knowledge and Rational Explanation" is about basic self-knowledge, our knowledge of particular facts about our own actions, attitudes, and other mental states. It focuses on our knowledge of particular explanatory facts about our own actions and attitudes. It defends a particular interrogative theory of such knowledge, according to which our knowledge of such facts about our own actions and attitudes is arrived at by resolving related deliberative questions about our own actions and attitudes.

The third chapter of my thesis is forthcoming as "Knowing Why" in Mind & Language. The fourth chapter has now been superseded by "Self-Knowledge and Made Up Minds" and "Self-Knowledge and Contamination". The first chapter has now been superseded by "Self-Knowledge and Inference" and "Self-Knowledge and Reasons". The second chapter has now been superseded by "Actions, Reasons, and Becauses"

Work Under Review and In Progress

References

Other