Grazer Philosophische Studien 7 (1):77-99 (1979)

Dieter Henrich
Humboldt-University, Berlin
Chisholm's two theories of self-consciousness are interpreted and evaluated as well motivated, powerful and instructive attempts to avoid circularities while preserving the phenomenon. They are criticised because of correlative shortcomings: The essentialistic theory allows only the formulation and the ascription of self-consciousness in the first person perspective; the second theory is restricted to the ascription of self-consciousness to others. The first theory suffers furthermore from a hidden circularity whereas the second needs an extension that leads into an infinite regress.
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