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The Oxford Handbook of the Self

Edited by Shaun Gallagher

September 2013

ISBN: 9780199679546

760 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £30.00

The Oxford Handbook of the Self explores a fascinating diversity of questions about our understanding of self from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, ethics, psychology, neuroscience, psychopathology, narrative, and postmodern theories.

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The Oxford Handbook of the Self explores a fascinating diversity of questions about our understanding of self from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, ethics, psychology, neuroscience, psychopathology, narrative, and postmodern theories.

  • The state-of-the-art book on the subject
  • A fast-growing area of philosophy connecting with other disciplines
  • Features an excellent line-up of contributors
  • Valuable for anyone working on philosophy, psychology, psychopathology, and neuroscience

About the Author(s)

Edited by Shaun Gallagher, University of Central Florida

Shaun Gallagher is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences, and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Simulation and Training, at the University of Central Florida (USA); he has secondary research appointments at the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Copenhagen. He has been Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen, the Centre de Recherche en Epistémelogie Appliquée (CREA), Paris, and the Ecole Normale Supériure, Lyon.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: A diversity of selves, Shaun Gallagher
    1. Self: Beginnings and basics
    1:History as Prologue: Western Theories of the Self, John Barresi and Raymond Martin
    2:What is it like to be a newborn?, Philippe Rochat
    3:Self-recognition, Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., James R. Anderson, and Steven M. Platek
    4:Self in the brain, Kai Vogeley and Shaun Gallagher
    2. Bodily selves
    5:The embodied self, Quassim Cassam
    6:Body awareness and self-consciousness, José Bermúdez
    7:The sense of body ownership, Manos Tsakiris
    8:Phenomenological dimensions of bodily self-consciousness, Dorothée Legrand
    9:Witnessing from Here: Self-Awareness from a Bodily versus Embodied Perspective, Aaron Henry and Evan Thompson
    3. Phenomenology and metaphysics of self
    10:The minimal subject, Galen Strawson
    11:The no-self alternative, Thomas Metzinger
    12:Buddhist Non-Self: The No-Owner's Manual, Mark Siderits
    13:Unity of consciousness and the problem of self, Dan Zahavi
    4. Personal identity, narrative identity, and self-knowledge
    14:Personal identity, John Campbell
    15:On what we are, Sydney Shoemaker
    16:On knowing your self, John Perry
    17:The narrative self, Marya Schechtman
    5. Action and the moral dimensions of self
    18:The unimportance of identity, Derek Parfit
    19:Self-agency, Elisabeth Pacherie
    20:Self-control in action, Alfred Mele
    21:Moral responsibility and the self, David Shoemaker
    6. Self pathologies
    22:The structure of self-consciousness in schizophrenia, Josef Parnas and Louis Sass
    23:Multiple selves, Jennifer Radden
    24:Autism and the self, Peter Hobson
    25:The self: Growth, integrity, and coming apart, Marcia Cavell
    7. The self in diverse contexts
    26:Our Glassy Essence: the Fallible Self in Pragmatist Thought, Richard Menary
    27:The social construction of self, Kenneth Gergen
    28:The Dialogical Self: A Process of Positioning in Space and Time, Hubert Hermans
    29:Glass Selves: Emotions, subjectivity, and the research process, Elspeth Probyn
    30:The Postmodern Self: An Essay on Anachronism and Powerlessness, Leonard Lawlor
    31:Self, subjectivity, and the instituted social imaginary, Lorraine Code

Reviews

an outstanding array of articles ... an excellent, interdisciplinary resource for teaching and research. - John P. Lizza, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews