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The Situated Self

J. T. Ismael


Physics reveals a world composed of events arranged in a fixed configuration, like locations on a map. But where are we ourselves, the creatures who construct the map, to be found in the world it presents? Where, in this seamless fabric presented by physics do we find the fleeting, centered world of experience, rich in color, sound, and sentiment, that we know from the inside? The question of the relationship between the world of physics and the world as seen through human eyes is one of the deepest, and most difficult in philosophy. The difficulty has many aspects. The world of physics is fix ... More

Keywords: experience, qualitative properties, mathematical description, space and time, humanist view, scientific view, physical description

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195174366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. T. Ismael, author
University of Arizona
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