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The Subject of Experience

Galen Strawson


The Subject of Experience is about the self, the person. It discusses the phenomenology of the self (What is the character of self-experience?) and the metaphysics of the self (Does the self exist? If so, what is its nature?), developing an approach to the metaphysics out of the results of the phenomenology. It argues that it is legitimate to say that there is such a thing as the self as distinct from the human being, and asks whether a self can suffer loss by death. It criticizes the popular notion of the narrative self, and, more generally, the use of the notion of narrative in ethics and ps ... More

Keywords: self, subject of experience, I, personal identity, self-experience, self-reference, self-knowledge, narrative, Locke, Hume

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777885
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777885.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Galen Strawson, author
University of Texas at Austin