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The Self?

Galen Strawson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5193-1
144 pages
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection of philosophical papers reflects on the existence and nature of the self.

  • A collection of philosophical papers devoted to the subject of the self.
  • Reflects on key questions about the existence and nature of the self.
  • Comprises contributions from leading authorities in the field: Barry Dainton, Ingmar Persson, Marya Schechtman, Galen Strawson, Bas van Fraassen, and Peter van Inwagen.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. The Self and the Phenomenal: Barry Dainton.

2. Self-Doubt: Why We are not Identical to Things of Any Kind: Ingmar Persson.

3. Self-Expression and Self-Control: Marya Schechtman.

4. Against Narrativity: Galen Strawson.

5. Transcedence of the Ego (The Non-Existent Knight): Bas C. Van Fraassen.

6. The Self: The Incredulous Stare Articulated: Peter Van Inwagen.

Index.

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Author Information

Galen Strawson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Freedom and Belief (1986), The Secret Connexion (1989) and Mental Reality (1994).
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  • A collection of philosophical papers devoted to the subject of the self.

  • Reflects on key questions about the existence and nature of the self.

  • Comprises contributions from leading authorities in the field: Barry Dainton, Ingmar Persson, Marya Schechtman, Galen Strawson, Bas van Fraassen, and Peter van Inwagen.
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Reviews

"This is a well-edited, concise collection [on] the metaphysics of selfhood.... Strawson does a fine editorial job in his comprehensive introduction to the papers." (Metapsychology)
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