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Kant’s View of the Mind and Consciousness of Self

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[Revised entry by Andrew Brook and Julian Wuerth on October 8, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Even though Kant himself held that his view of the mind and consciousness were inessential to his main purpose, some of the ideas central to his point of view came to have an enormous influence on his successors. Some of his ideas are now central to cognitive science, for example. Other ideas equally central to his point of view had little influence on subsequent work. In this article, first we survey Kant's model as a whole and the claims in it that have been influential. Then we examine his claims about consciousness of self specifically. Many of his ideas that have not been influential are ideas about the consciousness of self....

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