A self for the body

Metaphilosophy 42 (3):230-247 (2011)

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Frédérique de Vignemont
Institut Jean Nicod
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Abstract: What grounds the experience of our body as our own? Can we rationally doubt that this is our own body when we feel sensations in it? This article shows how recent empirical evidence can shed light on issues on the body and the self, such as the grounds of the sense of body ownership and the immunity to error through misidentification of bodily self-ascriptions. In particular, it discusses how bodily illusions (e.g., the Rubber Hand Illusion), bodily disruptions (e.g., somatoparaphrenia), and the multimodal nature of bodily self-knowledge challenge a classic view of ownership and immunity that puts bodily sensations at its core
Keywords bodily sensations  multimodality  self  body schema  body ownership  somatoparaphrenia  immunity to error  Rubber Hand Illusion
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2011.01688.x
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