Borgoni, C. (2015). On Knowing one’s own Resistant Beliefs. Philosophical Explorations 18 (2): 212-225.
Publication year: 2015

Influential views on self-knowledge presuppose that we cannot come to know a resistant belief in a first-personal way. Two theses support this supposition: (i) if a belief self-ascription is grounded in the evidence of the person holding the belief, it is third-personal and (ii) we cannot have first-personal knowledge of beliefs we do not control. I object to both of these theses and argue that we can introspect on beliefs of which we lack control even though we cannot assent to their content.