The other as Alter ego: A genetic approach [Book Review]

Husserl Studies 15 (3):151-166 (1998)
It is an ancient view, to be found even in Aristotle’s analysis of friendship, that the other is an alter ego, another myself. More recently, this conception has provoked spirited debate within and without the phenomenological tradition. It can be found in a wide variety of texts, from Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations to Thomas Nagel’s “What is it like to be a bat?” The basic position can be summarized as follows. Intentional experiences are subjective, first-person experiences, not objective, third-person experiences.
Keywords Alter Ego  The Other  Intentional experiences  subjectivity
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DOI 10.1023/A:1006262513765
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