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The Self?

The Self?

Galen Strawson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15193-1

Feb 2009

144 pages

$33.99

Description

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.
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.

""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)

  • 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.