ABSTRACT

The past few years have witnessed an exponentially growing body of work conducted under the ‘second person’ heading. This idea has been explored in various areas of philosophy (philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ethics, epistemology), in developmental psychology, in psychiatry, and even in neuroscience. We may call this interest in the second person the ‘You Turn’. To put it at its most general, and ambitious, the idea driving much of the work is this: proper attention to the ways in which we relate to one another when we stand in second person relation to each other can deliver something like a paradigm shift in the way in which we address questions about a range of fundamental issues in these fields.

There is, however, very little agreement about what second person relations are, and a huge variation in why people think they are important. The contributions to this book focus on developing key second-person claims in the philosophy of mind, ethics and epistemology, with the aim of beginning to provide a framework for assessing and relating the multitude of fascinating new questions that come up under the second person heading.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Philosophical Explorations.

chapter 1|1 pages

The You Turn

ByNaomi Eilan

chapter 2|2 pages

Second person relations

chapter 3|3 pages

Second person thought

chapter 5|3 pages

Connections

chapter 6|1 pages

Concluding comment

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References

chapter 1|4 pages

Other wills: the second-person in ethics

ByDouglas Lavin

chapter 2|1 pages

What is the second-person standpoint?

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Acknowledgements

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References

chapter 1|2 pages

You and me

ByGuy Longworth

chapter 2|2 pages

Heck on self-conscious thoughts

chapter 3|3 pages

Heck on second-person thoughts

chapter 4|1 pages

Heck’s argument

chapter 5|4 pages

Back to me

chapter 6|1 pages

Conclusion

chapter |2 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter 1|3 pages

Intentional transaction

BySebastian Rödl

chapter 2|1 pages

Forms of predication

chapter 3|3 pages

Transactional self-predication

chapter 4|4 pages

Universal one-another-predication

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Notes

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References

chapter 1|2 pages

Second person thought

ByJane Heal

chapter 2|2 pages

Denying second person thought

chapter 3|1 pages

Learning to use ‘you’

chapter 4|2 pages

Co-operation and practical reasoning

chapter 5|2 pages

Varieties of co-operation

chapter 6|4 pages

Locating second person thought

chapter |2 pages

Acknowledgements

chapter 6|14 pages

The moral obligations of trust

ByPaul Faulkner

part 7|2 pages

Reason explanation and the second-person perspective

chapter 1|1 pages

The two-concept view

chapter 2|3 pages

Sharing reasons

chapter 3|3 pages

Disjunctivism

chapter 4|1 pages

Conclusion

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Notes

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References

part 8|11 pages

Am I You?

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Acknowledgements

chapter |2 pages

References

chapter 1|3 pages

Teaching and telling

ByWill Small

chapter 2|1 pages

The scope of second-personal testimony

chapter 3|1 pages

Teaching and learning

chapter 4|6 pages

Three conceptions of teaching

chapter 5|2 pages

Teaching and the second-person

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Conclusion