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Self and World

Quassim Cassam


The thesis of this book is that it is a necessary condition of self‐consciousness that one is intuitively aware of oneself, qua subject, as a physical object. Intuitive awareness of oneself as a physical object involves various forms of bodily awareness in which one is presented to oneself, qua subject, as shaped, solid, and located. These forms of bodily self‐awareness are required for self‐consciousness because they are necessary for consciousness of one's own identity as the subject of different representations, and for consciousness of these representations as representations of an objecti ... More

Keywords: bodily awareness, intuitive awareness, objective world, representation, reductionism, self, self‐consciousness

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198238959
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198238959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Quassim Cassam, author
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
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