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Models of the Self

Models of the Self

by Shaun Gallagher, Jonathan Shear
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A comprehensive reader on the problem of the self as seen from the perspectives of philosophy, development psychology, robotics, cognitive neuroscience, psychopathology, semiotics, phenomenology and contemplative studies, all focused on a keynote paper.

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ISBN-13: 9780907845096
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.84(w) x 9.86(h) x 1.44(d)

About the Author

Shear is Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University and Managing Editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Shaun Gallagher is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Central Florida and coeditor of the journal "Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences".

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Susan Blackmore

We cannot understand consciousness without tackling the self—and this book tackles it head-on.
—author of The Meme Machine (OUP, 1999)

E. J. Lowe

Never before has such a wide range of multidisciplinary expertise been brought to bear, in a single volume, upon the central and most perplexing question of the human condition - What is the self? This book will make fascinating and illuminating reading...
— E.J. Lowe, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham; Author, Subjects of Experience

Michael S. Gazzaniga

Gallagher and Shear have put together a fast paced yet saavy set of readings on the thorny problem of the self. It is a must read.
— Michael S. Gazzaniga, Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Dartmouth College; Editor, The Cognitive Neurosciences

Guy Claxton

In both its breadth and depth . . . outstanding testimony to the success of cognitive science in unravelling the conundrum of personhood. (Guy Claxton, Author of Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, Fourth Estate)

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