The Self

Galen Strawson

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199262618
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

The Self


This article aims to give some sense of the conceptual geography of the notion of the self, and the article can do this without requiring the reader to accept any of its assumptions or conclusions. It talks about historical figures, but only because they provide by far the best, most direct, most vivid, and most searching discussions of the problem of the self.

Keywords: notion of the self; historical figures; problem of the self; subject of experience; semantic intention; existence of self

Article.  12439 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mind

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