Subjectivity, Selfhood and the Use of the Word 'I'

Jonardon Ganeri

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Abstract

This chapter addresses the following question: 'Is the minimal sufficient condition for the possession of a capacity to think of oneself as oneself also a minimal sufficient condition for the possession of a self?' It examines a number of thinkers who have answered this question in the affirmative, both in the recent Western phenomenological tradition and among the schools of classical India. It tries to establish whether there are any good reasons for answering in the negative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelf, No Self?
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191595691
ISBN (Print)9780199593804
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Asanga
  • Manas
  • Recanati
  • Self
  • Selfhood
  • Strawson
  • Subjectivity
  • The first person
  • Vasubandhu
  • Zahavi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Ganeri, J. (2010). Subjectivity, Selfhood and the Use of the Word 'I'. In Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0007