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Category: Philosophy: Metaphysics & Ontology|
The author of the book: Stanley B. Klein
Edition: Oxford University Press Inc
Date of issue: 05 Dec 2013
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 341 KB
City - Country: New York, United States
Full description of the book "The Two Selves : Their Metaphysical Commitments and Functional Independence":The Two Selves takes the position that the self is not a "thing" easily reduced to an object of scientific analysis. Rather, the self consists in a multiplicity of aspects, some of which have a neuro-cognitive basis (and thus are amenable to scientific inquiry) while other aspects are best construed as first-person subjectivity, lacking material instantiation. As a consequence of its potential immateriality, the subjective aspect of self cannot be taken as an object and therefore is not easily amenable to treatment by current scientific methods. Klein argues that to fully appreciate the self, its two aspects must be PDF acknowledged, since it is only in virtue of their interaction that the self of everyday experience becomes a phenomenological reality. However, given their different metaphysical commitments (i.e., material and immaterial aspects of reality), a number of issues must be addressed. These include, but are not limited to, the possibility of interaction between metaphysically distinct aspects of reality, questions of causal closure under the physical, the principle of energy conservation, and more. After addressing these concerns, Klein presents evidence based on self-reports from case studies of individuals who suffer from a chronic or temporary loss of ePub their sense of personal ownership of their mental states. Drawing on this evidence, he argues that personal ownership may be the factor that closes the metaphysical gap between the material and immaterial selves, linking these two disparate aspects of reality, thereby enabling us to experience a unified sense of self despite its underlying multiplicity.
About the author Stanley B. KleinStanley B. Klein, PhD, was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. A BA graduate of Stanford University with a doctorate from Harvard University, he has taught at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Trinity University, San Antonio; and University of California Santa Barbara, where he is currently in the Psychology Department. Klein has been a member of the APA, Psychonomic Society, and Society for Experimental Social Psychology, all while publishing on memory, the self, evolutionary psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, social neuroscience, mental time travel, and nature of mind (from a philosophical perspective).
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