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Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Garry Hagberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

The voluminous writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein contain some of the most profound reflections of our time on the nature of the human subject and self-understanding — the human condition, ... More


Hegel's Naturalism: Mind, Nature, and the Final Ends of Life

Terry Pinkard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199860791
eISBN:
9780199932986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Hegel's version of naturalism is drawn from Aristotelian naturalism: Hegel fused Aristotle's conception of nature with his insistence that the origin and development of philosophy has empirical ... More


Conclusion

Paul Crowther

in Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self-Consciousness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244973
eISBN:
9780191697425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244973.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This concluding chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues the ecological definition of art squares with some common-sense notions about art, namely that it involves ... More


Kant's Theory of Self-Consciousness

C. Thomas Powell

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198244486
eISBN:
9780191680779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244486.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

From Rene Descartes to David Hume, philosophers in the 17th and 18th centuries developed a dialectic of radically conflicting claims about the nature of the self. In the Paralogisms of The Critique ... More


Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Anthony O'Hear

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The theory of evolution may be successful in explaining natural history, but it is of limited value when applied to the human world. Because of our reflectiveness and rationality, as embodied in ... More


Self and World

Quassim Cassam

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238959
eISBN:
9780191597176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238959.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The thesis of this book is that it is a necessary condition of self‐consciousness that one is intuitively aware of oneself, qua subject, as a physical object. Intuitive awareness of oneself as a ... More


Personal ‘reason’ and impersonal ‘understanding’

Jan Olof Bengtsson

in The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins a thematic exposition of the emerging worldview of personalism, drawing on representative thinkers from the whole of the period covered. It focuses on the central epistemological ... More


Stoic Philosophers on Persons, Property‐Ownership, and Community

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter suggests a further tie between Stoicism and later conceptions of the person as a moral, psychological, and legal entity. That tie has to do not only with consciousness or ... More


Self and Self‐Consciousness

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the nature of self and self-consciousness. The self is that which gives a person her identity as she herself sees it, and that means that she has sufficient complexity to be ... More


Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Jacqueline Mariña

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Often referred to as the father of modern theology, F. D. E. Schleiermacher occasioned a revolution in theology having a decisive impact on all subsequent theology. This book argues that ... More


Experience and judgement

Richard Gaskin

in Experience and the World's Own Language: A Critique of John McDowell's Empiricism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287253
eISBN:
9780191603969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287252.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

There are several obstacles in McDowell’s thought to his embracing a conduit conception of experience. The main ones are: the idea that thinkers are free in making observational judgments, the ... More


Instability and Its Discontents

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where the elusiveness of the human person calls for Archimedean levers.


Personal Identity

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter continues the analysis of Spinozism. It focuses on Schleiermacher's long discussion of personal identity, which is extremely significant for Schleiermacher's later understanding of ... More


Transformation of the Self through Christ

Jacqueline Mariña

in Transformation of the Self in the thought of Schleiermacher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199206377
eISBN:
9780191709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206377.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on the way that a person's relation to one historical individual and the community founded by him can be the occasion for the transformation of the self through the mediation of ... More


Twofoldness: Pictorial Art and the Imagination

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter gives an analysis of the distinctive ontology of pictorial art. It is argued that the ‘twofoldness’ of pictorial art enables us to become conscious not only of imagination per se, but ... More


Bodily Awareness and Self‐Knowledge

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses whether bodily awareness is rightly seen as a source of self-knowledge in the relevant sense of knowledge of ourselves as subjects. It argues that bodily awareness is only one ... More


Introduction to Part I

Lucy O'Brien

in Self-Knowing Agents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261482
eISBN:
9780191718632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261482.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter begins with an explanation of the main focus of the book, namely the central aspects of self-consciousness. It then discusses a first-person reference, in particular it ... More


Consciousness, Self-consciousness, and Cognition

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains some of the puzzles about self-consciousness that bedeviled Locke, Leibniz, and Kant’s less well-known predecessors, Wolff, Crusius, and Merian. It presents Leibniz’s unusual ... More


Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Galen Strawson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book draws together chapters written over twenty years by the author in philosophy of mind and metaphysics. It focuses on five main areas of enquiry: the nature of the physical, consciousness, ... More


The Transcendental Deduction: Objective Knowledge and the Unity of Self‐Consciousness

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses and revises a foundational feature of Kant's epistemology, namely the Transcendental Deduction. It shows how Kant's argument attempts to prove that the objective unification of ... More


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