The Self in Question: Memory, The Body and Self-Consciousness

The Self in Question: Memory, The Body and Self-Consciousness

by A. Hamilton
     
 
A humanistic account of self-consciousness and personal identity, and offering a structural parallel between the epistemology of memory and bodily awareness. It provides a much-needed rapprochement between Analytic and Phenomenological approaches, developing Wittgenstein's insights into "I"-as-subject and self-identification.

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A humanistic account of self-consciousness and personal identity, and offering a structural parallel between the epistemology of memory and bodily awareness. It provides a much-needed rapprochement between Analytic and Phenomenological approaches, developing Wittgenstein's insights into "I"-as-subject and self-identification.

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"Andy Hamilton's The Self in Question is a penetrating and refreshingly original work on the related topics of self-consciousness, memory, self-reference, and personal identity. It locates previously unrecognised connections between these topics, and its discussion of conceptual holisms is particularly important. Hamilton carves out a distinctive and plausible position covering a wide range of key topics in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language, and he does so in a way that will be useful to readers both inside and outside the Analytic tradition." Stephen Braude, University of Maryland, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137290403
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/27/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Andy Hamilton teaches philosophy at Durham University, UK. His publications include Aesthetics and Music (2007), Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art (2007), Scruton's Aesthetics (2012, co-edited with Nick Zangwill), The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty (forthcoming) and many articles in aesthetics and philosophy of mind.
 

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