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Volume 47 • Number 1

January 2010



How Privileged Is First-Person Privileged Access?

by Michael Pauen

Many philosophers agree that mental states are subject to privileged first-person access. Exactly what privileged, first-person access means is controversial, but it seems that, while our third-person access to mental states is only indirect because it depends on behavioral observation, first-person access seems to be direct because it depends on no such mediation.

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