The Paradox of Self-consciousness
In this book, Jos? Luis Berm?dez addesses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of fully fledged self-conscious thought and language in terms of more fundamental capacities? (2) Can we explain how fully fledged self-conscious thought and language can arise in the normal course of human development? Berm?dez argues that a paradox (the paradox of self-consciousness) arises from the apparent strict interdependence between self-conscious thought and linguistic self-reference. The paradox renders circular all theories that define self-consciousness in terms of linguistic mastery of the first-person pronoun. It seems to follow from the paradox of self-consciousness that no such account or explanation can be given.
Drawing on recent work in empirical psychology and philosophy, the author argues that any explanation of fully fledged self-consciousness that answers these two questions requires attention to primitive forms of self-consciousness that are prelinguistic and preconceptual. Such primitive forms of self-consciousness are to be found in somatic proprioception, the structure of exteroceptive perception, and prelinguistic forms of social interaction. The author uses these primitive forms of self-consciousness to dissolve the paradox of self-consciousness and to show how the two questions can be given an affirmative answer.
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The Paradox of Self-Consciousness - The MIT Press
José Luis Bermúdez addresses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of ...
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José Luis Bermúdez, The Paradox of Self-Consciousness
Even though the paradox of self-consciousness rests on principles that I find much less plausible than Bermúdez does, I am glad he was gripped by it. ...
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THE PARADOX OF SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS REVISITED
only way to escape the paradox of self-consciousness is by countenancing. the possibility of nonconceptual first-person thought. Instead, all we need ...
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THE PARADOX OF SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS By José Luis Bermúdez. Cambridge ...
What José Luis Bermúdez calls the paradox of self-consciousness is essentially the. conflict between two claims:. (1) The capacity to use first-personal ...
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JSTOR: The Paradox of Self-Consciousness
The Paradox of Self-Consciousness. BY JOSE LUIS BERMUDEZ. (MIT Press, 1998. Pp. xvii + 338. Price 24.95.) In this well constructed and sophisticated book ...
Summary of: The Paradox of Self-Consciousness
The strategy that I employ in the book to escape the paradox of self-consciousness involves cutting the tie between content-bearing states and language ...
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The paradox of self-consciousness which the book aims to resolve is, very. roughly, this: linguistic self-reference is to be explained, we think, in terms ...
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Review of Metaphysics, The: The Paradox of Self-Consciousness ...
The Paradox of Self-Consciousness: Representation and Mind. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998. xiv + 338 pp. Cloth, $32.00; paper, $18.00--This interesting and, ...
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Book Information The Paradox of Self-Consciousness. By José Luis Bermúdez. Bradford/MIT. Cambridge, MA. 1998. Pp. xv + 338. $US30.00. ...
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The Non-Conceptual Self
Essay Review of The Paradox of Self-Consciousness. 1. by. Jose Luiz Bermudez. George Butterworth. University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. George Butterworth ...
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