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The Self in Question : Memory, The Body and Self-Consciousness

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A humanistic account of self-consciousness and personal identity, and offering a structural parallel between the epistemology of memory and bodily awareness. It provides a much-needed rapprochement between Analytic and Phenomenological approaches, developing Wittgenstein's insights into "I"-as-subject and self-identification.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 249 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 470g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • XII, 249 p.
  • 1137290404
  • 9781137290403

Table of contents

Preface Introduction 1. Self-Consciousness and Its Linguistic Expression 2. Memory and Self-Consciousness (1): Immunity to Error Through Misidentification and the Critique of Quasi-Memory 3. Memory and Self-Consciousness (2): The Conceptual Holism of Memory and Personal Identity, and the Unity of Consciousness 4. Proprioception and Self-Consciousness (1): Proprioception as Direct, Immediate Knowledge of the Body 5. Proprioception and Self-Consciousness (2): Self-Conscious Knowledge and the Rejection of Self-Presentation 6. Self-Identification and Self-Reference 7. Humanism and Animal Self-Consciousness Bibliography Index
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"The book examines the relation between self-consciousness and: memory, personal identity, proprioception, the body and linguistic mastery of the first-person. ... The book has a usefully detailed table of contents and clear introductory chapter. The different parts of the book seem relatively independent ... . Students of self-consciousness and related topics will find it a stimulating read overall as well a useful resource to consult at the more local level." (Daniel Morgan, Analysis, Vol. 76 (3), July, 2016)
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"The book examines the relation between self-consciousness and: memory, personal identity, proprioception, the body and linguistic mastery of the first-person. ... The book has a usefully detailed table of contents and clear introductory chapter. The different parts of the book seem relatively independent ... . Students of self-consciousness and related topics will find it a stimulating read overall as well a useful resource to consult at the more local level." (Daniel Morgan, Analysis, Vol. 76 (3), July, 2016)
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About Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton teaches philosophy at Durham University, UK. His publications include Aesthetics and Music (2007), Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art (2007), Scruton's Aesthetics (2012, co-edited with Nick Zangwill), The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty (forthcoming) and many articles in aesthetics and philosophy of mind.
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