Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Self-ascription

Dom emailed Rob and I simultaneously asking us what the word self-ascription means. I couldn’t find self-ascription, only ascription in the dictionaries and I must admit to not being sure at all as to what self-ascription means. I presume it’s from a psychology paper she’s reading at the moment.

Any ideas?

6 comments:

Caroline said...

http://www.philosophy.northwestern.edu/people/facDocuments/Goldberg/selfknowledge%20selfascription%20memory.pdf

Anji it will make your head hurt to read it, well it did mine! That was only reading a few short sections, good luck to her!

Caroline xxx

Anji said...

Caroline: I hope that you didn't spend too long finding that. It's probably what she's reading before she goes to sleep at night!

Doug Stephens said...

I found this example:

"I can express my thought that it's raining by uttering 'It's raining,' or I can self-ascribe the same thought by uttering 'I think: it's raining.'"

Oh, I just realized it's the same paper Caroline found :)

Anji said...

Doug: Nice to know you take your commenting seriously. Now I must read it too.

Shelley said...

Dougs answer was a lot easier on the mind to grasp than the gooble goop explanations I found. Linguistically, it's all that is really needed. I have to go rest now. LOL

Anji said...

Shelley: I will be consulting Doug in future on the difficult words! Problem is, in the future I will HAVE to read my daughter's papers on these subjects....