The Self in Question: Memory, the Body and Self-Consciousness

2014.07.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andy Hamilton, The Self in Question: Memory, the Body and Self-Consciousness, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 249pp., $95.00 (hbk),
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2014.07.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andy Hamilton, The Self in Question: Memory, the Body and Self-Consciousness, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 249pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781137290403. Reviewed by Kristina Musholt, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg The aim of this volume is to discuss and elucidate the relation between self-consciousness, personal identity, memory and the body. Its primary focus is on the distinctive ways we have of gaining knowledge of ourselves (as opposed to the ways in which we can gain knowledge about others), and in particular on memory and proprioception. Andy Hamilton claims that these ways of gaining self-knowledge are at the same time constitutive of personal identity (or, more precisely, that there exists what he calls a conceptual holism between memory and personal identity, as well as between proprioception and personal identity). He embeds his discussion of these ways of gaining self-knowledge and their. . .

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