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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xiii, 483 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. The seventeenth-century background. The ontological view of the self : Scholastic and Cartesian conceptions ; Metaphysical alternatives : conceptions of identity, morality, and the afterlife --
2. Locke's subjectivist revolution. Locke on identity, consciousness, and self-consciousness ; Locke on personal identity : consciousness, memory, and self-concern --
3. Problems with Locke : critique and defence. The notion of a person and the role of consciousness and memory ; The charge of circularity and the argument from the transitivity of identity --
4. Subjectivity and immaterialist metaphysics of the mind. The soul : human and universal ; Relating to the soul, pure thought, original sin, and the afterlife --
5. Substance, apperception, and identity : Leibniz, Wolff, and beyond. Individuation and identity, apperception and consciousness in Leibniz and Wolff ; Beyond Leibniz and Wolff : from immortality to the necessary "unity of the subject" ; From the critique of Wolffian apperception to the Idea of the "pre-existence" of self-consciousness --
6. Bundles and selves : Hume in context. Hume and the belief in personal identity ; Hume and the bundle view of the self.
|Other Titles:||Self-consciousness and personal identity from Descartes to Hume|
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