Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective (MIT Press)

Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective (MIT Press)

Dan Zahavi


What is a self? Does it exist in truth or is it a trifling social build -- or is it maybe a neurologically prompted phantasm? The legitimacy of the concept that of the self has been puzzled by means of either neuroscientists and philosophers in recent times. Countering this, in Subjectivity and Selfhood, Dan Zahavi argues that the concept of self is important for a formal figuring out of awareness. He investigates the interrelationships of expertise, self-awareness, and selfhood, providing that none of those 3 notions might be understood in isolation. Any research of the self, Zahavi argues, needs to take the first-person point of view heavily and concentrate on the experiential givenness of the self. Subjectivity and Selfhood explores a couple of phenomenological analyses concerning the character of attention, self, and self-experience in gentle of up to date discussions in attention research.

Philosophical phenomenology -- as constructed through Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others -- not just addresses an important matters frequently absent from present debates over cognizance but additionally presents a conceptual framework for figuring out subjectivity. Zahavi fills the necessity -- given the hot upsurge in theoretical and empirical curiosity in subjectivity -- for an account of the subjective or extra special measurement of attention that's obtainable to researchers and scholars from numerous disciplines. His goal is to take advantage of phenomenological analyses to explain problems with valuable value to philosophy of brain, cognitive technology, developmental psychology, and psychiatry. by way of accomplishing a discussion with different philosophical and empirical positions, says Zahavi, phenomenology can display its power and modern relevance.

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