David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Journal of Consciousness Studies. Thorverton Uk: Imprint Academic 153-165 (2002)
The burden of this article is that although the idea of `the self'which Galen Strawson decribes in his target article is initially very attractive, it eventually doesn't work. There is a lot of competition for a `pole position'notion -- `human', `person', psuche, `soul', even `sake'-- and the idea of `self'does not seem to deserve the prize. What Strawson wants to do with the notion of a `self'can be done equally well, and more economically, by the first-person pronoun. A question raised repeatedly is: `What is a self worth wanting?'Perhaps the greatest area of disagreement with Strawson's article is with his idea that `the self'needs to have little or nothing to do with time-related plans and emotions: guilt and remorse; pride; hope and expectation; career choices . . . even such apparently mundane things as pension-plans -- in fact, any long-term forward- or backward-looking psychological phenomena. The question of realism is pressed
|Keywords||Consciousness Self Strawson, G|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Fiona Macpherson (2006). Property Dualism and the Merits of Solutions to the Mind-Body Problem: A Reply to Strawson. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (s 10-11):72-89.
Galen Strawson (2005). Real Intentionality V.2: Why Intentionality Entails Consciousness. Synthesis Philosophica 2 (40):279-297.
Richard Rorty (1970). Strawson's Objectivity Argument. Review of Metaphysics 24 (December):207-244.
Andrew Brook (1998). Unified Consciousness and the Self. Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (5-6):583-591.
Dennis Schulting (2008). On Strawson on Kantian Apperception. South African Journal of Philosophy 27 (3):257-271.
P. Sven Arvidson (2000). Transformations in Consciousness: Continuity, the Self and Marginal Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (3):3-26.
George Butterworth (1998). A Developmental-Ecological Perspective on Strawson's 'the Self'. Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (2):132-140.
Daniel Stoljar (forthcoming). Strawson's Realistic Monism. Journal of Consciousness Studies.
D. H. M. Brooks (1985). Strawson, Hume, and the Unity of Consciousness. Mind 94 (October):583-86.
H. P. Stapp (2006). Commentary on Strawson's Target Article. Journal of Consciousness Studies 13 (s 10-11):163-169.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #368,535 of 1,790,069 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #198,360 of 1,790,069 )
How can I increase my downloads?