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Introduction

Shaun Gallagher

in The Oxford Handbook of the Self

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199548019
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548019.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Introduction

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This introductory article explains the coverage of this book, which is about developments in research on the topic of the self. This volume introduces the complexity of the concept (or plurality of concepts) of self and to the many different approaches to its (their) analysis. It presents analysis from various fields including analytic philosophy of mind, neuroscience, and postmodernism. Part of the book explores how certain aspects of self are constituted in brain processes, narratives, or actions while other parts investigate how some aspects of the self coming apart in anomalous experiences, experiments, or pathologies.

Keywords: self; research; analytic philosophy; mind; neuroscience; postmodernism; brain processes; anomalous experiences

Article.  13799 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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