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The Self in Question

Memory, The Body and Self-Consciousness

Authors: Hamilton, A.

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A humanistic account of self-consciousness and personal identity, and offering a structural parallel between the epistemology of memory and bodily awareness. It provides a much-needed rapprochement between Analytic and Phenomenological approaches, developing Wittgenstein's insights into "I"-as-subject and self-identification.  

About the authors

Andy Hamilton teaches philosophy at Durham University, UK. His publications include Aesthetics and Music (2007), Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser's Art (2007), Scruton's Aesthetics (2012, co-edited with Nick Zangwill), The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Wittgenstein and On Certainty (forthcoming) and many articles in aesthetics and philosophy of mind.
 

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"Andy Hamilton's The Self in Question is a penetrating and refreshingly original work on the related topics of self-consciousness, memory, self-reference, and personal identity. It locates previously unrecognised connections between these topics, and its discussion of conceptual holisms is particularly important. Hamilton carves out a distinctive and plausible position covering a wide range of key topics in epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language, and he does so in a way that will be useful to readers both inside and outside the Analytic tradition." Stephen Braude, University of Maryland, USA


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hamilton, Andy

    Pages 1-9

  • Self-Consciousness and Its Linguistic Expression

    Hamilton, Andy

    Pages 10-35

  • Memory and Self-Consciousness (1): Immunity to Error through Misidentification and the Critique of Quasi-Memory

    Hamilton, Andy

    Pages 36-74

  • Memory and Self-Consciousness (2): The Conceptual Holism of Memory and Personal Identity, and the Unity of Consciousness

    Hamilton, Andy

    Pages 75-104

  • Proprioception and Self-Consciousness (1): Proprioception as Direct, Immediate Knowledge of the Body

    Hamilton, Andy

    Pages 105-135

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-45054-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Self in Question
Book Subtitle
Memory, The Body and Self-Consciousness
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29041-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137290410
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29040-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45054-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 249
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