Looking-Glass Self An Examination of Self-Awareness
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John Canfield here presents a penetrating study of the self and self-consciousness from the point of view of contemporary analytic philosophy. Taking as his starting point Wittgenstein's views on the nature of the self, Canfield explains Wittgenstein's approach to philosophy and his way of looking at language. He also explores significant non-Wittgensteinian philosophical literature including the widespread debate over criteria of personal identity and basic assumptions about the "I" of such expressions as "I think." The second half of the book examines how we fix or ascertain certain beliefs about ourselves--a problem not previously discussed by analytic philosophers. Canfield begins by…
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/20/1990
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|Prologue: The Floating World Looking for the Self The Philosophical Grammar of ""I"" Personal Identity|
|The Persona Forms of Self-Consciousness No Self|