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The Mirror of the World - Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness (Hardcover) Loot Price: R779 Discovery Miles 7 790
The Mirror of the World - Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness (Hardcover): Christopher Peacocke
The Mirror of the World - Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness (Hardcover): Christopher Peacocke

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The Mirror of the World - Subjects, Consciousness, and Self-Consciousness (Hardcover)

Christopher Peacocke

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Christopher Peacocke presents a philosophical theory of subjects of consciousness, together with a theory of the nature of first person representation of such a subject of consciousness. He develops a new treatment of subjects, distinct from previous theories, under which subjects were regarded either as constructs from mental events, or fundamentally embodied, or Cartesian egos. In contrast, his theory of the first person integrates with the positive treatment of subjects-and it contributes to the explanation of various distinctive first person phenomena in the theory of thought and knowledge. These are issues on which contributions have been made by some of the greatest philosophers, and Peacocke brings his points to bear on the contributions to these issues made by Hume, Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Strawson. He also relates his position to the recent literature in the philosophy of mind, and then goes on to distinguish and characterize three varieties of self-consciousness. Perspectival self-

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2014
First published: April 2014
Authors: Christopher Peacocke
Dimensions: 223 x 147 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 296
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-969956-8
Barcode: 9780199699568
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Epistemology, theory of knowledge
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Epistemology, theory of knowledge
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Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
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LSN: 0-19-969956-9

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