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Title Consciousness and the self : new essays / [edited by] JeeLoo Liu, John Perry.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Contents Cover; CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE SELF; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; SYNOPSIS OF CHAPTERS; CHAPTER 1 Awareness and identification of self; I. SELF-AWARENESS AND THE SELF; II. ESSENTIALLY INDEXICAL SELF-AWARENESS; III. SELF-AWARENESS AND IMMUNITY TO ERROR; IV. SELF-IDENTIFICATION AND SELF-AWARENESS; CHAPTER 2 Self-representationalism and the explanatory gap; INTRODUCTION; 1. SELF-REPRESENTATIONALISM; 2. SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE EXPLANATORY GAP; 3. EXPLANATORY GAPS AND EXPLANATORY SEQUENCES; 4. LEVINE'S "JUST MORE REPRESENTATION" OBJECTION.
Summary "'I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can observe any thing but the perception.' These famous words of David Hume, on his inability to perceive the self, set the stage for JeeLoo Liu and John Perry's collection of essays on self-awareness and self-knowledge. This volume connects recent scientific studies on consciousness with the traditional issues about the self explored by Descartes, Locke and Hume. Experts in the field offer contrasting perspectives on matters such as the relation between consciousness and self-awareness, the notion of personhood and the epistemic access to one's own thoughts, desires or attitudes. The volume will be of interest to philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and others working on the central topics of consciousness and the self"-- Provided by publisher.
"In our everyday activities, the self is ever-present in the back of our minds. We remember what we did the moment before and we think about what we want to do next; we feel happy and energetic, or bored and tired; we have a sense of our goals when we act; we think about what we would like to eat for dinner and we know what our favorite TV show is. In our interactions with others, we think about how they see us, whether they like us or are impressed by us. We have certain emotions related to this keen awareness of ourselves: we feel embarrassed, remorseful, ashamed, proud or confident, because of things we have done or did not do. We see ourselves as continuous in time: what happened to us in the past affects who we are and what we believe now; we make plans for the future because we believe that the future self will be us and will be affected by our current plan and behavior"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Liu, JeeLoo.
Perry, John, 1943-
Other Title Print version: Consciousness and the self. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9781107000759