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Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective

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What is a self? Does it exist in reality or is it a mere social construct -- or is it perhaps a neurologically induced illusion? The legitimacy of the concept of the self has been questioned by both neuroscientists and philosophers in recent years. Countering this, in Subjectivity and Selfhood, Dan Zahavi argues that the notion of self is crucial for a proper understanding ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published December 9th 2005 by Bradford Book
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Chris Nagel
Jul 09, 2015 Chris Nagel rated it liked it
This is primarily a book about phenomenology and "analytic" theory of mind. On that level, it's very good. Zahavi is careful and thorough there.

For a phenomenological philosopher, it's a bit too basic. Zahavi helped me think through issues related to embodiment and intersubjectivity, through his consideration of situations like autism. I really want to find an extensive phenomenology of abnormality. I'm not entirely sure there could *be* such a phenomenology.
Barış Özgür
Dec 13, 2015 Barış Özgür rated it really liked it
widely conceived and clearly grounded the philosophical questioning for a self-respecting psychopathological approach. i, at least, had a quest to go abroad for investigating more pervasively these first steps if i survive my country's anticipated wars.
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