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SELF-CONCERN AND SELF-APPROVAL

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276905
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276900.003.0025
 							SELF-CONCERN AND SELF-APPROVAL

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Chapter 23 concluded that the bias towards oneself is not rationally justifiable. This chapter tries to provide a causal explanation of the elements of this bias. It explains how self-concern arises out of the anticipation of future experiences. And it explains self-approval, or liking for oneself, as being based on properties one is aware of oneself as having rather than on the recognition of identity.

Keywords: anticipation of experiences; bias towards oneself; liking; self-approval; self-concern

Chapter.  4544 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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