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Self-Knowledge

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This volume brings together some of the most important and influential recent writings on knowledge of oneself and of one's own thoughts, sensations, and experiences. The essays give valuable insights into such fundamental philosophical issues as personal identity, the nature of consciousness, the relation between mind and body, and knowledge of other minds. Contributions ...more
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Published March 10th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Maggie Roessler
Dualists made mistakes. No actual I exists seperately from my body. No definable subject nesting within, seeing through my eyes, hearing through my ears, and most especially not touching through my skin. What Kant et al insist upon is a logical generalized form of subjectivity, but in the actual world my body is necessary to my I, or else I'd have no access to that spatial and temporal unity that makes personal experience possible.

Physical experience is immune to misidentification relative to th
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Jul 16, 2013 Matt rated it it was amazing
This book is mostly about self-awareness--that is, awareness of the self--and other issues having to do with indexicals and the first-person. I know of no collection that has a better, more representative sample of articles on the subject. It's a great book.
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