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Looking-Glass Self An Examination of Self-Awareness

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ISBN-10: 0275935868

ISBN-13: 9780275935863

Edition: 1990

Authors: John V. Canfield

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/20/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Prologue: The Floating World Looking for the Self The Philosophical Grammar of ""I"" Personal Identity
The Persona Forms of Self-Consciousness No Self