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Knowing and owning a body

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For each of us there is one body which is special, different from all other bodies: the body one conceives of and experiences as one's own. The principal aim of this thesis is to understand what this conception and experience amounts to, and why it matters.

I address three main topics: (1) body awareness, body ownership, and the immunity to errors of misidentification of judgements which refer to a body as 'my body' or 'mine'; (2) spatial perception and the knowledge of location we...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
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Publication date:
2001
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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602322102
URN:
uuid:106fdbc3-d793-4873-b65d-e2cb8cea18a8
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English
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