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There is No Problem of the Self

Olson, E.T. (1998) There is No Problem of the Self. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 5 (5-6). pp. 645-657. ISSN 1355-8250


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Because there is no agreed use of the term ‘self’, or characteristic features or even paradigm cases of selves, there is no idea of ‘the self’ to figure in philosophical problems. The term leads to troubles otherwise avoidable; and because legitimate discussions under the heading of ‘self’ are really about other things, it is gratuitous. I propose that we stop speaking of selves.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: unity, metaphyiscs, self, consciousness
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Philosophy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 18:01
Published Version: http://www.imprint.co.uk/jcs/
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/742

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