The Authority of Reflection

Carla Bagnoli

Abstract


Richard Moran defends the irreducible authority of the first-person in a deliberative perspective. This article argues that authority of self-reflection is best understood as a relation of mutual recognition between self and others, hence from a second-person stance.

Keywords


Richard Moran, reflexivity, first-person authority, second-person standpoint, mutual recognition

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/theoria.481