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  1. Kristina Musholt (2012). Self-Consciousness and Intersubjectivity. Grazer Philosophische Studien 84 (1):63-89.
    This paper distinguishes between implicit self-related information and explicit self-representation and argues that the latter is required for self-consciousness. It is further argued that self-consciousness requires an awareness of other minds and that this awareness develops over the course of an increasingly complex perspectival differentiation, during which information about self and other that is implicit in early forms of social interaction becomes redescribed into an explicit format.
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    Kristina Musholt (2012). Concepts or Metacognition - What is the Issue? Commentary on Stephane Savanah’s “The Concept Possession Hypothesis of Self-Consciousness”. Consciousness and Cognition 21 (2):721-722.
    The author claims that concept possession is not only necessary but also sufficient for self-consciousness, where self-consciousness is understood as the awareness of oneself as a self. Further, he links concept possession to intelligent behavior. His ultimate aim is to provide a framework for the study of self-consciousness in infants and non-human animals. I argue that the claim that all concepts are necessarily related to the self-concept remains unconvincing and suggest that what might be at issue here are not so (...)
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    Kristina Musholt (2013). Self-Consciousness and Nonconceptual Content. Philosophical Studies 163 (3):649-672.
    Self-consciousness can be defined as the ability to think 'I'-thoughts. Recently, it has been suggested that self-consciousness in this sense can (and should) be accounted for in terms of nonconceptual forms of self-representation. Here, I will argue that while theories of nonconceptual self-consciousness do provide us with important insights regarding the essential genetic and epistemic features of self-conscious thought, they can only deliver part of the full story that is required to understand the phenomenon of self-consciousness. I will provide two (...)
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    Kristina Musholt (2014). Review of "The Self in Question" by Andy Hamilton. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2014 (7).
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    Kristina Musholt, Emergentism Revisited.
    The “explanatory gap” is proposed to be the “hard problem” of consciousness research and has generated a great deal of recent debate. Arguments brought forward to reveal this gap include the conceivability of zombies or the “super-neuroscientist” Mary. These are supposed to show that the facts of consciousness are not a priori entailed by the microphysical facts. Similar arguments were already proposed by emergence theories in the context of the debate between mechanism and vitalism. According to synchronic emergentism, the property (...)
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    Kristina Musholt (2014). Immunity to Error Through Misidentification: New Essays, Edited by Simon Prosser and François Recanati. [REVIEW] Mind 123 (492):1228-1234.
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    Kristina Musholt (2013). Review of “Mind and Cosmos” by Thomas Nagel. [REVIEW] Science 339 (6125):1277.
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    Katja Crone, Kristina Musholt & Anna Strasser (2012). Towards an Integrated Theory of Self-Consciousness. Grazer Philosophische Studien 84.
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    Kristina Musholt (2012). The Things We Do and Why We Do Them. [REVIEW] Times Higher Education:xx-yy.
  10. Kristina Musholt & Eileen Munro (2014). Neuroscience and the Risks of Maltreatment. Children and Youth Services Review 47:18-26.
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    Katja Crone, Kristina Musholt & Anna Strasser (eds.) (2012). Facets of Self-Consciousness - Special Issue of Grazer Philosophische Studien (84). Rodopi.
  12. Katja Crone, Kristina Musholt & Anna Strasser (eds.) (2012). Facets of Self-Consciousness. Rodopi.
    This special issue of Grazer Philosophische Studien brings together a number of carefully selected and timely articles that explore the discussion of different facets of self-consciousness from multiple perspectives. The selected articles mainly focus on three topics of the current debate: the relationship between conceptual and nonconceptual ways of self-representation; the role of intersubjectivity for the development of self-consciousness; the temporal structure of self-consciousness. A number of previously underexposed, yet important connections between different approaches are explored. The articles not only (...)
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  13. Kristina Musholt (2013). A Philosophical Perspective on the Relation Between Cortical Midline Structures and the Self. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.
  14. Kristina Musholt (2015). Der Selbstbegriff in Philosophie, Neurowissenschaften und Psychiatrie - Zum Spannungsverhältnis von Naturalismus und Normativität. In Klaus Brücher (ed.), Selbstbestimmung. Zur Analyse eines modernen Projekts. Parodos 41-56.
  15. Kristina Musholt (forthcoming). Review of S. Prosser & F. Recanati (Eds) Immunity to Error Through Misidentification. CUP. [REVIEW] Mind.
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  16. Kristina Musholt (2012). Selbstbewusstsein als perspektivische Differenzierung. Pädagogische Rundschau 66:477-487.
  17. Kristina Musholt (2011). Self-Consciousness: From Nonconceptual Content to the Concept of a Self. Dissertation, Humboldt-University Berlin
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    Kristina Musholt (2015). Thinking About Oneself. MIT Press.
    In this book, Kristina Musholt offers a novel theory of self-consciousness, understood as the ability to think about oneself. Traditionally, self-consciousness has been central to many philosophical theories. More recently, it has become the focus of empirical investigation in psychology and neuroscience. Musholt draws both on philosophical considerations and on insights from the empirical sciences to offer a new account of self-consciousness—the ability to think about ourselves that is at the core of what makes us human. -/- Examining theories of (...)
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