Authenticity and the third-person perspective

Colburn, B. (2015) Authenticity and the third-person perspective. In: Levey, G. (ed.) Authenticity, Autonomy and Multiculturalism. Series: Routledge studies in social and political thought. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9781138845213

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In this paper, I argue for two claims: first, that authenticity is a property possessed only by those preferences and commitments whose satisfaction contributes to our lives going well; and secondly, that our preferences are authentic just in case they do not have covert explanations, which is to say when the true third-personal explanation of our preferences is necessarily hidden from our first-person perspective.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Autonomy, authenticity, multiculturalism, preference, well-being.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Colburn, Professor Ben
Authors: Colburn, B.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Routledge
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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