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The Mirror of the World: Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness

Christopher Peacocke


This book presents a philosophical theory of subjects of consciousness, together with a theory the nature of first person representation of such a subject of consciousness. It develops a treatment of the metaphysics of subjects, distinct from previous theories, under which subjects were regarded either as constructs from mental events, or as fundamentally embodied, or as Cartesian egos. A theory of the first person concept, which integrates with the positive treatment of subjects, is developed, a theory that contributes to the explanation of various distinctive first person phenomena in the th ... More

Keywords: first person, subject of consciousness, self-consciousness, the self, personal identity, immunity to error through misidentification, Descartes, Hume, Kant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199699568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Peacocke, author
Columbia University