Agency and Self awareness

The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.Patients with Anarchic Hand syndrome sometimes find their hands perform apparently goal-directed actions which the patients ...

Agency and Self awareness

Author: Johannes Roessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199245628

Page: 415

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There has been much psychological and neurological work purporting to show that consciousness and self-awareness play no role in causing actions. The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.

Consciousness and the Self

Leading philosophers offer contrasting perspectives on the relation between consciousness and self-awareness, and the notion of personhood. Essential reading for philosophers, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists.

Consciousness and the Self

Author: JeeLoo Liu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107000750

Page: 260

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New essays connecting recent scientific studies with traditional issues about the self explored by Descartes, Locke and Hume. Leading philosophers offer contrasting perspectives on the relation between consciousness and self-awareness, and the notion of personhood. Essential reading for philosophers, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists.

Consciousness and Self Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy

We may, for instance, trace the lineage of Hume and Descartes on these matters to Aristotle and Plato, respectively. This volume studies philosophical treatments of self-knowledge in the Medieval Latin West.

Consciousness and Self Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy

Author: Gyula Klima

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527522067

Page: 115

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Contemporary introductions to the theme of self-knowledge too often trace its emergence in the history of philosophy to thinkers such as René Descartes and David Hume. Whereas Descartes conceives of self-knowledge as intimate and first-personal, Hume contends that it is limited to our awareness of our impressions and ideas. In point of fact, self-knowledge is a perennial theme. We may, for instance, trace the lineage of Hume and Descartes on these matters to Aristotle and Plato, respectively. This volume studies philosophical treatments of self-knowledge in the Medieval Latin West. It comprises two sets of papers; the first is taken from an author-meets-critics session on Therese Scarpelli-Cory’s Aquinas on Human Self Knowledge, which advances the thesis that Aquinas’s theory of self-knowledge wherein the intellect grasps itself in its activity bridges the divide between mediated and first-personal self-knowledge. The second set of papers discuss self-knowledge in terms of self-fulfilment. Authors look to Aquinas’s account of how we can know when we have acquired the virtues necessary for human happiness, as well as the medieval traditions of mysticism and theology, which offer accounts of transformative self-knowledge, the fulfilment that this brings to our emotional and physical selves, and the authority to teach and counsel about what this awareness confers.

The Stairway to Consciousness The Birth of Self Awareness from Unconscious Archetypes

Come and discover the extraordinary story of how consciousness is born from the unconscious. This is the story of existence. This is the story of the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

The Stairway to Consciousness  The Birth of Self Awareness from Unconscious Archetypes

Author: Dr. Thomas Stark

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 024476896X

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Come and discover the extraordinary story of how consciousness is born from the unconscious. This is the story of existence. This is the story of the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Everything conscious has the unconscious for a mother. To exist is to live, to have a mind, and to think. As we see in our dreams, thinking can produce outer worlds, which we imagine are external to us but are just our own constructs. We are all part of a living cosmic organism, seeking to optimize itself, to perfect itself. The Cosmic Mind produces a Cosmic World in which Mind can contend with its own construct and come to consciousness via all the problems and struggles it encounters there. We are alienated from the world because we fail to understand that we unconsciously created it. Only consciousness can reveal the truth: that everything is made by us, that we have total control over it ... if we put our mind to it. Minds and their thoughts are all that exist. There is nothing else.

Agency and Self awareness

The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.

Agency and Self awareness

Author: Johannes Roessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199245611

Page: 415

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There has been much psychological and neurological work purporting to show that consciousness and self-awareness play no role in causing actions. The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.

The Paradox of Self consciousness

In this book, Jos Luis Berm dez addesses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of fully fledged self-conscious thought and language in terms of more ...

The Paradox of Self consciousness

Author: José Luis Bermúdez

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262522779

Page: 338

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In this book, Jos� Luis Berm�dez addesses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of fully fledged self-conscious thought and language in terms of more fundamental capacities? (2) Can we explain how fully fledged self-conscious thought and language can arise in the normal course of human development? Berm�dez argues that a paradox (the paradox of self-consciousness) arises from the apparent strict interdependence between self-conscious thought and linguistic self-reference. The paradox renders circular all theories that define self-consciousness in terms of linguistic mastery of the first-person pronoun. It seems to follow from the paradox of self-consciousness that no such account or explanation can be given. Drawing on recent work in empirical psychology and philosophy, the author argues that any explanation of fully fledged self-consciousness that answers these two questions requires attention to primitive forms of self-consciousness that are prelinguistic and preconceptual. Such primitive forms of self-consciousness are to be found in somatic proprioception, the structure of exteroceptive perception, and prelinguistic forms of social interaction. The author uses these primitive forms of self-consciousness to dissolve the paradox of self-consciousness and to show how the two questions can be given an affirmative answer.

Self Reference and Self Awareness

This volume explores the historical anticipations in Kant and Frege, brings four classic contributions together in one place, and offers five new studies. (Series A)

Self Reference and Self Awareness

Author: Andrew Brook

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027298408

Page: 277

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Rich in precursors (Kant and Frege) and stimulated by Castañeda’s study in the logic of self-consciousness and Shoemaker’s seminal paper ‘Self-reference and self-awareness’, the work of the past thirty-five years on self-reference and self-awareness has generated a wealth of deep, sophisticated philosophy. This volume explores the historical anticipations in Kant and Frege, brings four classic contributions together in one place, and offers five new studies. (Series A)

The Structure and Development of Self consciousness

Annotation "This volume presents essays on self-consciousness by prominent psychologists, cognitive neurologists, and philosophers.

The Structure and Development of Self consciousness

Author: Dan Zahavi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9781588115713

Page: 160

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Annotation "This volume presents essays on self-consciousness by prominent psychologists, cognitive neurologists, and philosophers. The different contributions in the volume amply demonstrate that self-consciousness is a complex multifaceted phenomenon that calls for an integration of different complementary interdisciplinary perspectives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Conscience as Consciousness

The Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, previously known as SVEC (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century), has published over 500 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955 as part of the Voltaire Foundation at ...

Conscience as Consciousness

Author: Catherine Glyn Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Studies in t

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Page: 170

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The Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, previously known as SVEC (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century), has published over 500 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955 as part of the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. International in focus, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volumes cover wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, from gender studies to political theory, and from economics to visual arts and music, and are published in English or French.

Self Consciousness

In Self Consciousness, Cohen examines this treatment of the self, arguing that this practice has resulted in the misunderstanding of social aggregates precisely because the individual has been ignored as a constituent element.

Self Consciousness

Author: Anthony Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134889321

Page: 232

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Traditionally the self and the individual have been treated as micro-versions of larger social entities by the social sciences in general, and by anthropology in particular. In Self Consciousness, Cohen examines this treatment of the self, arguing that this practice has resulted in the misunderstanding of social aggregates precisely because the individual has been ignored as a constituent element. By acknowledging the individual's self awareness as author of their own social conduct and of the social forms in which they participate, this informs social and cultural processes rather than the individual being passively modelled by them.