The Embodied Self

Quassim Cassam

in The Oxford Handbook of the Self

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199548019
Published online May 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

The Embodied Self

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This article examines the concept of the so-called embodied self. It attempts to answer the metaphysical question about the relation between body and self, the phenomenological question about the nature of our awareness of our own body, and the epistemological question of whether anything is special about the knowledge we have of our own bodies. It considers arguments in favour and against the claim that the person is identical with body. It also evaluates whether bodily awareness is a form of self-awareness.

Keywords: embodied self; body and self; bodily awareness; self-awareness; person

Article.  8871 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mind ; Metaphysics

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