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I, Me, Mine: Back to Kant, and Back Again

Béatrice Longuenesse


Immanuel Kant distinguished between consciousness of oneself as a subject, and consciousness of oneself as an object. This book analyzes Kant’s distinction and its relevance to contemporary discussions. Part I analyzes discussions of self-consciousness and the first person in recent philosophy of language and mind, in connection to Kant’s view on the one hand; and to Jean-Paul Sartre’s view on the other. Kant’s unique contribution is to have identified, as a specific type of self-consciousness, one’s consciousness of being engaged in bringing rational unity into the contents of one’s mental st ... More

Keywords: self-consciousness, I, unity of consciousness, person, ego, Kant, Wittgenstein, Freud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199665761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Béatrice Longuenesse, author
Silver Professor, New York University