Philosophical Perspectives on the Self by Joao FonsecaPhilosophical Perspectives on the Self by Joao Fonseca

Philosophical Perspectives on the Self

EditorJoao Fonseca, Jorge Goncalves

Paperback | February 24, 2015

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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.
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 ...
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Title:Philosophical Perspectives on the SelfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034314027

ISBN - 13:9783034314022

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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».