Review Selves is a wonderfully engaging and provocative book. True, it is long, often complex, and sometimes dense and difficult, with many by-ways and detours en route to its astonishing conclusion - but it is also bold, brilliantly written, and packed full with insights, arguments and speculations. (Barry Dainton, Philosophy).
Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics Galen Strawson. What is the self? Does it exist? If it does exist, what is it like? It's not clear that we even know what we're asking about when we ask these large, metaphysical questions. The idea of the self comes very naturally to us, and it seems rather important, but it's also extremely puzzling.
Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics. Galen Strawson. Oxford University Press (2009) Authors Galen Strawson University of Texas at Austin Abstract What is the self? Does it exist? If it does exist, what is it like? It's not clear that we even know what we're asking about when we ask these large, metaphysical questions.
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Immanuel Kant’s Metaphysics THEME In regard to Metaphysics, Kant’s results were seemingly the opposite to what he strove to achieve, cf. Definition and scope of metaphysics. Metaphysics definition, the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology.
Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics. January 2009. it is necessary to define the relevant notion of self at play in the phenomenon of DIED.. This essay responds to skeptical queries.
PART 3 PHENOMENOLOGY AND METAPHYSICS: SELF-EXPERlENCE AND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS PART 4. THE EXPERlENCE OF TlME PART 6 METAPHYSICS: PRELlMINARIES PART 7 METAPHYSICS: THE QUESTION OF FACT, I PART 8 METAPHYSICS: THE QUESTlON OF FACT, 2 References Index xv xxi 19 98 161 217 265 323 361 426 439. Title: Selves: an essay in revisionary metaphysics.
Selves An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics Galen Strawson. A fascinating and provocative new account of the self; Calls into question our everyday understanding of our own identity; Will interest all philosophers working on personal identity, self-knowledge, consciousness, phenomenology; Lucidly and compellingly written.
Review of Galen Strawson, Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics. (REVIEW) Sydney Shoemaker - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (11). Descriptive and Revisionary Metaphysics. Susan Haack - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 35 (4):361 - 371. The Epistemological Challenge of Revisionary Metaphysics.
Galen John Strawson (born 1952) is a British analytic philosopher and literary critic who works primarily on philosophy of mind, metaphysics (including free will, panpsychism, the mind-body problem, and the self), John Locke, David Hume, Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche. He has been a consultant editor at The Times Literary Supplement for many years, and a regular book reviewer for The.
Selves book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What is the self? Does it exist? If it does exist, what is it like? It's not.
Get this from a library! Selves: an essay in revisionary metaphysics. (Galen Strawson) -- Is there such a thing as the self? If so, what is it? Galen Strawson argues that if we look closely at what experience of a self is like, we may be able to work out what a self must be, if it exists.
Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics E. J. Lowe Although Selves1 is a very long book, its basic argument is fairly simple and is helpfully summarized by Galen Strawson in three pages near the end, in section 8.11 (419-21). The argument starts from the premise that '(1) ex-.
The contrast between descriptive and revisionary metaphysics, although briefly presented by Strawson, entered into the folk taxonomy of philosophy. As well as occasioning disagreement, Strawson’s book stimulated, over time, a series of books all of which could be described as essays in descriptive metaphysics with a similar focus to, though not with identical conclusions to, Individuals.
It approaches the metaphysics or ontology of the self, which addresses the questions just raised, through the phenomenology of the self. Metaphysics (or ontology) is the general study of how things are or can be or must be. It's a matter for scientists and mathematicians as well as philosophers, and includes physics as an evolving part.
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Selves: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics (English Edition). He argues that we should consider the phenomenology (experience) of the self before we attempt its metaphysics (its existence and nature). And when we have considered what it's like for human beings (assuming we can generalize about ourselves), we need to consider what it might.
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