Akeel Bilgrami's Self‐Knowledge and Resentment not only offers an intricate and novel account of the special character of self‐knowledge, but is also an interesting book about the fact–value distinction, the problem of free will, and the nature of agency and intentionality. According to Bilgrami, self‐knowledge is special in virtue of two features: authority and transparency. Self‐knowledge has authority in the sense that if an agent S believes that he desires (or believes) that p, then S desires (or believes) that p. It is transparent in the sense that if S desires (or believes) that p, then S believes that he desires (or believes) that p. To claim that self‐knowledge is special and fundamentally different from knowledge of the external world is plausible and attractive. The primary aim of the book is to show that the best way of providing...

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