I—The Sense of Self

Dainton, Barry ORCID: 0000-0002-6705-2070
(2016) I—The Sense of Self. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume, 90 (1). pp. 113-143.

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Different conceptions of the nature of subjects of experience have very different implications for the sort of relationship which exists between subjects and their experiences. On my preferred view, since subjects consist of nothing but capacities for experience, the ‘having’ of an experience amounts to a subject’s producing it. This relationship may look to be problematic, but I argue that here at least appearances are deceptive. I then move on to consider some of the ways in which experiences can seem to have subjects or owners, and argue that those who take a ‘sense of self’ to be an essential feature of all forms of consciousness may well be mistaken.

Item Type: Article
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:29
DOI: 10.1093/arisup/akw007
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3003414