Structuring the Self

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Springer Nature, Oct 10, 2019 - Philosophy - 245 pages
This book presents a unified account of the self, based on a network of knowledge sourced from several scientific accounts of selfhood. Beni constructs his ontological account of the self from the common structure that underpins the theoretical diversity that is manifested in rival and sometimes incompatible scientific accounts of the self and its aspects. The enterprise is inspired by recent structural realist theories in the philosophy of science, specifying the basic structure of the self, and explaining how representational, phenomenal, and social aspects of the self are embodied within this structure.


 

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Contents

The Self Its Substance and Its Structure A Selective History
1
Being Realist About Structures
43
To Be Many or Not to Be Grounds for a Structural Realist Account of the Self
81
The Structural Realist Theory of the Self
117
Phenomenal Aspects of the Self
159
Social and Moral Aspects of the Self
211
Index
240
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About the author (2019)

Dr. Majid D. Beni is affiliated with the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. He is the author of Cognitive Structural Realism (2019).

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