Sense and Subjectivity. A Very short - and Partial - History of the Loss and Recovery of the Bodily Self

Alfredo Tomasetta

Abstract


Empirically minded and naturalistically inclined post-Cartesian philosophers have refused to accept the idea that we human persons are immaterial, senseless souls. This rejection has led to a fragmentation of the self and eventually to its theoretical disappearence. A way to resist this eliminativist trend is to see the self as an embodied entity, a promising thesis which has assumed prominence in contemporary debates. The paper is a (fairly partisan) reconstruction of this post-Cartesian scenario.


Keywords


body; soul; person; no-self theories

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Phe_Mi-19601


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