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Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame

Dan Zahavi

Abstract

Can you be a self on your own or only together with others? Is selfhood a built-in feature of experience or rather socially constructed? How do we at all come to understand others? Does empathy amount to and allow for a distinct experiential acquaintance with others, and if so, what does that tell us about the nature of selfhood and social cognition? Does a strong emphasis on the first-personal character of consciousness prohibit a satisfactory account of intersubjectivity or is the former rather a necessary requirement for the latter? Engaging with debates and findings in classical phenomenol ... More

Keywords: self, other, empathy, shame, phenomenology, intersubjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590681
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590681.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Zahavi, author
University of Copenhagen