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The value of literature for consciousness research and ethics

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The paper proposes to integrate literary studies in consciousness research to develop a strong ethical and existential dimension in the field. More specifically, it considers the value of fictional narrative for developing concepts of selfhood and personal identity that cohere with the reductionist explanations of human consciousness and self in modern empirical consciousness research. My central claim is that looking to the literary representations of human consciousness and existence that r...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.53765/20512201.30.1.138

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Imprint Academic Ltd
Journal:
Journal of Consciousness Studies More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
138-162
Publication date:
2023-01-01
Acceptance date:
2022-09-13
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ISSN:
1355-8250
Language:
English
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1339683
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pubs:1339683
Deposit date:
2023-05-03

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