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Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity

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andlt;Pandgt;According to Thomas Metzinger, no such things as selves exist in the world: nobody ever had or was a self. All that exists are phenomenal selves, as they appear in conscious experience. The phenomenal self, however, is not a thing but an ongoing process; it is the content of a "transparent self-model." In Being No One, Metzinger, a German philosopher, draws strongly on neuroscientific research to present a representationalist and functional analysis of what a consciously experienced first-person perspective actually is. Building a bridge between the humanities and the empirical sciences of the mind, he develops new conceptual toolkits and metaphors; uses case studies of unusual states of mind such as agnosia, neglect, blindsight, and hallucinations; and offers new sets of multilevel constraints for the concept of consciousness. Metzinger's central question is: How exactly does strong, consciously experienced subjectivity emerge out of objective events in the natural world? His epistemic goal is to determine whether conscious experience, in particular the experience of being someone that results from the emergence of a phenomenal self, can be analyzed on subpersonal levels of description. He also asks if and how our Cartesian intuitions that subjective experiences as such can never be reductively explained are themselves ultimately rooted in the deeper representational structure of our conscious minds.andlt;/Pandgt;

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A representationalist, empirically based philosophical exploration of consciousness, the subjective experience of selfhood, and the first-person perspective.

Synopsis:

According to Thomas Metzinger, no such things as selves exist in the world: nobody ever had or was a self. All that exists are phenomenal selves, as they appear in conscious experience. The phenomenal self, however, is not a thing but an ongoing process; it is the content of a transparent self-model. In

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-662) and indexes.

About the Author

Thomas Metzinger is Professor of Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. He is the editor of Neural Correlates of Consciousness (MIT Press, 2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262134170
Subtitle:
The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity
Author:
Metzinger, Thomas
Publisher:
A Bradford Book
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Consciousness
Subject:
Self psychology
Subject:
Cognitive neuroscience
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Series:
Being No One
Series Volume:
3328
Publication Date:
20030103
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 illus.
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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"Synopsis" by , A representationalist, empirically based philosophical exploration of consciousness, the subjective experience of selfhood, and the first-person perspective.
"Synopsis" by , According to Thomas Metzinger, no such things as selves exist in the world: nobody ever had or was a self. All that exists are phenomenal selves, as they appear in conscious experience. The phenomenal self, however, is not a thing but an ongoing process; it is the content of a transparent self-model. In
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-662) and indexes.
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