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Self? by Galen Strawson
Book DescriptionThis collection of philosophical papers reflects on the existence and nature of the self. This work reflects on key questions about the existence and nature of the self. It comprises contributions from leading authorities in the field: Barry Dainton, Ingmar Persson, Marya Schechtman, Galen Strawson, Bas van Fraassen, and Peter van Inwagen.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405129879
(235mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Galen Strawson
Locke on Personal Identity, Paperback (July 2014)
John Locke's theory of personal identity underlies all modern discussion of the nature of persons and selves - yet it is widely thought to be wrong. This book argues that in fact it is Locke's critics who are wrong, and that the famous objections to his theory are invalid.
Secret Connexion, Hardback (March 2014)
In this revised edition of The Secret Connexion, Galen Strawson explores one of the most discussed subjects in philosophy: David Hume's work on causation. He argues that Hume believes in causal influence, but insists that we cannot know its nature. The regularity theory of causation is indefensible, and Hume never adopted it in any case.
Evident Connexion, Paperback (May 2013)
The Evident Connexion presents a bold new reading of David Hume's famous 'bundle' theory of the self or mind, and his later rejection of it. Galen Strawson illuminates the 'uniting principle' of Hume's philosophy and argues that the bundle theory does not, as widely supposed, claim that there are no subjects of experience.
Selves, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by Galen Strawson
Is there such a thing as the self? If so, what is it? We all have experience of having or being a self, a hidden inner mental presence. Galen Strawson argues that if we look closely at what experience of a self is like, we may be able to work out what a self must be, if it exists. He concludes that selves do exist, but they are not what we think.
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Author Biography - Galen Strawson
Galen Strawson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Freedom and Belief (1986), The Secret Connexion (1989) and Mental Reality (1994).
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