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The Subject of Experience

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2018.04.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Galen Strawson, The Subject of Experience, Oxford University Press, 2017, 336 pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199777885. Reviewed by Paul F. Snowdon, University College London Galen Strawson's new book consists of fourteen essays written since the late 1990's, which present his rich, fascinating and evolving thoughts about what he calls 'the self' or, as the title of the book has it, the subject of experience. He suggests that one need not read them in order, which is true, but it is striking that reading them in their presented order gives a strong sense of a multifaceted and interlocking theory supported by a variety of arguments and considerations. It would also be fair, I think, to say that the discussion is so rich and draws on such an impressive list of allegedly supporting sources (including the western philosophical tradition, Eastern thought, phenomenology, ancient and modern literature,... . . .

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