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The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Jonardon Ganeri

Abstract

What is it to occupy a first‐person stance? Is the first‐personal idea one has of oneself in conflict with the idea of oneself as a physical being? How, if there is a conflict, is it to be resolved? In this book a new way to address those questions, drawing inspiration from theories about the self in first millennial India, is formulated. These philosophers do not regard the first‐person stance as in conflict with the natural—their idea of nature not that of scientific naturalism but rather a liberal naturalism non‐exclusive of the normative. A wide range of ideas are explored: reflexive self‐ ... More

Keywords: self, naturalism, first‐person stance, consciousness, India, subjectivity, participation, immersion, coordination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199652365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonardon Ganeri, author
University of Sussex

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