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Phenomenological Dimensions of Bodily Self‐Consciousness

Dorothée Legrand

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/9780199548019.003.0009

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 Phenomenological Dimensions of Bodily Self‐Consciousness

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This article examines the multi-dimensions of bodily self-consciousness. It explains the distinction between the self-as-subject and the self-as-object and argues that each act of consciousness is adequately characterized by two modes of givenness. These are the intentional mode of givenness by which the subject is conscious of intentional objects and the subjective mode by which the subject is conscious of intentional objects as experienced by him. It clarifies the relationship of these modes of givenness to the transitivity and non-transitivity of self-consciousness.

Keywords: bodily self-consciousness; self-as-subject; self-as-object; experience; givenness

Article.  10574 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; Epistemology

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