Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 48, 2023

Wolfgang Barz
Pages 133-148

Still Pessimistic about First-Person Authority
A Response to Doyle and Winokur

This paper aims to support my (2018) skeptical position on the possibility of a correct and philosophically significant specification of first-person authority. For this purpose, I critically examine the proposals presented by Doyle (2021) and Winokur (2022) in response to my position and argue that while these proposals contain some ingenious ideas, they ultimately fall short of providing correct and philosophically significant specifications. Ultimately, the search for an adequate specification of first-person authority remains unresolved.