Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Blasius of Parma, John Heil and Sidney Morganbesser

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16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 4. Errors in Introspection
Error must be possible in introspection, because error is possible in all judgements [Heil]
     Full Idea: Error, like truth, presupposes judgement. Judgements you make about your conscious states are distinct from those states. This leaves room for error.
     From: John Heil (Philosophy of Mind [1998], Ch.6)
     A reaction: This sounds very neat. The reply would have to be that a lot of introspection is not judgement, but direct perception of self-evident facts and truths. I agree with Heil.