The Subject of Experience by Galen Strawson

The Subject of Experience

byGalen Strawson

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The Subject of Experience is about the self, the person. It takes the form of a series of essays which draw on literature and psychology as well as philosophy. Galen Strawson discusses the phenomenology or experience of having or being a self (What is the character of self-experience?) and thefundamental metaphysics of the self (Does the self exist? If so, what is its nature? How long do selves last?): he develops an approach to the metaphysical questions out of the results of the phenomenological investigation. He argues that it is legitimate to say that there is such a thing as theself as distinct from the human being. At the same time he raises doubts about how long selves can be supposed to last, insofar as they are distinct from human beings. He also raises a doubt about whether a self (or indeed a human being) can really be said to lose anything in dying. He criticizes the popular notion of the narrative self, and considers the differences between "Endurers" or "Diachronic" people, who feel that they are the same person when theyconsider their past and future, and "Transients" or "Episodic" people, who do not feel this. He considers the first-person pronoun "I" and a number of puzzles raised by the phenomena of self-reference and self-knowledge. He examines Locke's, Hume's and Kant's accounts of the mind and personalidentity, and argues that Locke and Hume have been badly misunderstood.

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Galen Strawson holds the President's Chair of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Freedom and Belief (Oxford, 1986, 2nd edition 2010); The Secret Connexion: Causation, Realism, and David Hume (Oxford 1989, 2nd edition 2014); Mental Reality (MIT Press 1994, 2nd edition 2009), Selves: An Essay in Revision...
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Title:The Subject of ExperienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.03 inPublished:February 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Introduction: 'The I, the I'2. 'The self'3. The self and the sesmet4. Against corporism5. I have no future6. 'We live beyond any tale that we happen to enact'7. The unstoried life8. Self-intimation9. Fundamental Singleness: how to turn the Second Paralogism into a valid argument10. Radical self-awareness11. I and I: immunity to error through misidentification of the subject12. 'The secrets of all hearts': Locke on personal identity13. 'When I enter most intimately into what I call myself': Hume on the mind14. 'All my hopes vanish': Hume on the mind