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Published: 05 December 2013

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780199349968

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The Two Selves

Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence

Stanley B. Klein

  • Stresses that the apparent unity of the self of everyday experience is in actuality an interaction of two metaphysically separable aspects of self/reality
  • Finds both neurocognitive material and immaterial first-person subjectivity to be necessary for a sense of self; neither is sufficient on its own
  • Takes issue with the assumption of modern science that reality can exhaustively be described via a materialist metaphysic
  • Presents extensive case material in which individuals maintain a clear sense of both the material and immaterial aspects of self

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