Self and Consciousness: Multiple Perspectives

Self and Consciousness: Multiple Perspectives

by Frank S. Kessel
     
 

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This volume contains an array of essays that reflect, and reflect upon, the recent revival of scholarly interest in the self and consciousness. Various relevant issues are addressed in conceptually challenging ways, such as how consciousness and different forms of self-relevant experience develop in infancy and childhood and are related to the acquisition of skill;… See more details below

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This volume contains an array of essays that reflect, and reflect upon, the recent revival of scholarly interest in the self and consciousness. Various relevant issues are addressed in conceptually challenging ways, such as how consciousness and different forms of self-relevant experience develop in infancy and childhood and are related to the acquisition of skill; the role of the self in social development; the phenomenology of being conscious and its metapsychological implications; and the cultural foundations of conceptualizations of consciousness. Written by notable scholars in several areas of psychology, philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and anthropology, the essays are of interest to readers from a variety of disciplines concerned with central, substantive questions in contemporary social science, and the humanities.

Editorial Reviews

Valerie Gray Hardcastle
All in all, this book shows about as much unity as our selves do, but it is worth reading nonetheless. It discusses the self, and, to a lesser degree, consciousness, from many different perspectives. Though no common vision emerges, the set of articles do provide much food for thought, regardless of your prior orientation.
Psyche

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317784180
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/22/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
File size:
1 MB

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