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Experience and self-consciousness

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Does all conscious experience essentially involve self-consciousness? In his Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person, Dan Zahavi answers "yes". I criticize three core arguments offered in support of this answer-a well-known regress argument, what I call the "interview argument," and a phenomenological argument. Drawing on Sartre, I introduce a phenomenological contrast between plain experience and self-conscious experience. The contrast challenges the thesis that conscious e...

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10.1007/s11098-009-9381-y

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Journal:
Philosophical Studies More from this journal
Volume:
144
Issue:
1
Pages:
95-105
Publication date:
2009-05-01
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EISSN:
1573-0883
ISSN:
0031-8116
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English
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uuid:28067f81-1cb3-4b6b-a4a1-b8664669dd11
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192718
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2012-12-19

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