Philosophical Perspectives on the Self

Philosophical Perspectives on the Self


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For the last decade the topic of the Self has been under intense scrutiny from researchers of various areas spanning from philosophy, neurosciences, and psychology to anthropology and sociology. The present volume addresses the Self under different and influent philosophical perspectives: from phenomenology and psychoanalysis to metaphysics and neurophilosophy and discusses several and distinct problems such as personal identity, the core/narrative self-distinction, psychopathologies, the mind-body problem and the nature of the relations between self, consciousness and emotions. The book reflects these different philosophical problems and approaches and aims to provide a map of current philosophical perspectives on the topic of the Self.

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ISBN-13: 9783034314022
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Lisbon Philosophical Studies - Uses of Languages in Interdisciplinary Fields Series , #5
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

João Fonseca is a Post-Doc researcher at New University of Lisbon. His main research interest is philosophy of neuroscience. His area of competence is philosophy of neuroscience with particular interests in topics such as: the critical assessment to the mainstream neuro-behavior explanation of instrumental fear-conditioning, the quest for the evolutionary origins of self and consciousness and the links between phenomenology and neuroscience.
Jorge de Almeida Gonçalves was born in Lisbon. He graduated in Psychology (1988) and in Philosophy (1997), both in Lisbon. He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy (2002) and a PhD (2007) also in Philosophy. Between 1988 and 1999 he worked in Clinical Psychology. He currently works at the Institute of Philosophy of Language (New University of Lisbon) and his current research interests are consciousness and self studies, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of psychiatry, and philosophy of film.

Table of Contents

Contents: Eric T. Olson: Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem – Rui Vieira Da Cunha: Will I ever be a Cyborg? – Klaus Gärtner: How Consciousness explains the Self – Clara Morando: Imagination as a Bodily Pattern: thinking about Sartrean’s account of Consciousness – Dina Mendonça: Feelings and the Self – António Marques: Self-Knowledge, Introspection and Memory – Erich Rast: De Se Attitudes and Semiotic Aspects of Cognition – Vasco Correia: The Division of the Mind: Paradoxes and Puzzles – João Fonseca: Empirical and conceptual clarifications regarding the notion of «Core-Self» from Gallagher’s and Merker’s Behavioural-Neuroscientific Proposals – Jorge Gonçalves: Core Self and the Illusion of the Self – Robert Clowes: The Reality of the Virtual Self as Interface to the Social World – Alexander Gerner: Conceptual Personae of the «attentional self».

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