- Title Pages
- Colour Plates
- Chapter 1 Stances towards the problem of consciousness
- Chapter 2 The illusory narrative of consciousness
- Chapter 3 Where science and consciousness meet
- Chapter 4 Intentionality
- Chapter 5 Reality and illusion
- Chapter 6 Enter qualia
- Chapter 7 A survival value for consciousness?
- Chapter 8 Creeping up on the hard problem
- Chapter 9 Epiphenomenalism revisited
- Chapter 10 Scrutinising functionalism
- Chapter 11 From Cartesian theatre to global workspace
- Chapter 12 The global neuronal workspace
- Chapter 13 The neural correlate of consciousness
- Chapter 14 Bottom-up vs top-down processing
- Chapter 15 Egocentric space and the parietal lobes
- Chapter 16 Taking physics seriously
- Chapter 17 Consciousness of self: The point of view
- Chapter 18 The bodily senses
- Chapter 19 Responsibility
- Chapter 20 Overview
- (p.293) Chapter 19 Responsibility
- Oxford University Press
The previous two chapters looked at a number of different aspects of the sense of self: the point of view, the feeling of belongingness and the emotional self of the body. This chapter considers one final aspect of the sense of self: the sense of agency. The sense of agency is the ‘I’ of ‘the archetypal narrative of consciousness’ described it in Chapter 2, or what Daniel Dennett calls ‘the centre of narrative gravity’.
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