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The Oxford Handbook of the Self


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Shaun Gallagher: Introduction: A diversity of selves 1. Self: Beginnings and basics 1: John Barresi and Raymond Martin: History as Prologue: Western Theories of the Self 2: Philippe Rochat: What is it like to be a newborn? 3: Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., James R. Anderson, and Steven M. Platek: Self-recognition 4: Kai Vogeley and Shaun Gallagher: Self in the brain 2. Bodily selves 5: Quassim Cassam: The embodied self 6: Jose Bermudez: Body awareness and self-consciousness 7: Manos Tsakiris: The sense of body ownership 8: Dorothee Legrand: Phenomenological dimensions of bodily self-consciousness 9: Aaron Henry and Evan Thompson: Witnessing from Here: Self-Awareness from a Bodily versus Embodied Perspective 3. Phenomenology and metaphysics of self 10: Galen Strawson: The minimal subject 11: Thomas Metzinger: The no-self alternative 12: Mark Siderits: Buddhist Non-Self: The No-Owner's Manual 13: Dan Zahavi: Unity of consciousness and the problem of self 4. Personal identity, narrative identity, and self-knowledge 14: John Campbell: Personal identity 15: Sydney Shoemaker: On what we are 16: John Perry: On knowing your self 17: Marya Schechtman: The narrative self 5. Action and the moral dimensions of self 18: Derek Parfit: The unimportance of identity 19: Elisabeth Pacherie: Self-agency 20: Alfred Mele: Self-control in action 21: David Shoemaker: Moral responsibility and the self 6. Self pathologies 22: Josef Parnas and Louis Sass: The structure of self-consciousness in schizophrenia 23: Jennifer Radden: Multiple selves 24: Peter Hobson: Autism and the self 25: Marcia Cavell: The self: Growth, integrity, and coming apart 7. The self in diverse contexts 26: Richard Menary: Our Glassy Essence: the Fallible Self in Pragmatist Thought 27: Kenneth Gergen: The social construction of self 28: Hubert Hermans: The Dialogical Self: A Process of Positioning in Space and Time 29: Elspeth Probyn: Glass Selves: Emotions, subjectivity, and the research process 30: Leonard Lawlor: The Postmodern Self: An Essay on Anachronism and Powerlessness 31: Lorraine Code: Self, subjectivity, and the instituted social imaginary

About the Author

Shaun Gallagher is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences, and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Simulation and Training, at the University of Central Florida (USA); he has secondary research appointments at the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Copenhagen. He has been Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen, the Centre de Recherche en Epistemelogie Appliquee (CREA), Paris, and the Ecole Normale Superiure, Lyon.


It is remarkable that Shaun Gallagher has managed to dish up such a satisfying work in The Oxford Handbook of the Self ... [He] has assembled an outstanding array of articles to understand how contemporary research programs in diverse fields converge on the self to address the perennial problem of the nature of our being. The Oxford Handbook of the Self is an excellent, interdisciplinary resource for teaching and research. * John P. Lizza, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *
This is an outstanding collection, looking from any aspect at the self. The articles by some truly remarkable authors are of great quality and cover an immense range of issues. This collection is a gem. * Shaun Gallagher, University of Magdeburg *

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