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The Unity Argument

Quassim Cassam

in Self and World

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238959
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238959.003.0003
 The Unity Argument

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The Unity Argument states that the ability to think of one's perceptions as perceptions of objects in the weighty sense is necessary for unity of consciousness. A distinction is drawn between two versions of the Unity Argument. The first turns on the idea that unity of consciousness involves what P. F. Strawson calls ’transcendental’ self‐consciousness. The second turns on the idea that unity of consciousness involves ’personal’ self‐consciousness.

Keywords: personal; self‐consciousness; Strawson; transcendental; unity of consciousness

Chapter.  11609 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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