Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.


291, xvi Pages

ISBN 9780810117006

Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy

Self-awareness and alterity

A phenomenological investigation

Dan Zahavi

Taking on recent discussions within both analytical philosophy (Shoemaker, Castaneda, Nagel) and contemporary German philosophy (Henrich, Frank, Tugendhat), Zahavi argues that the phenomenological tradition has much more to offer when it comes to the problem of self-awareness than is normally assumed. As a contribution to the current philosophical debate concerning self-awareness, the book presents a comprehensive reconstruction of Husserl's theory of pre-reflective self-awareness, thereby criticizing a number of prevalent interpretations and a systematic discussion of a number of phenomenological insightsrelated to this issue, including analyses of the temporal, intentional, reflexive, bodily, and social nature of the self.

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Zahavi, D. (1999). Self-awareness and alterity: A phenomenological investigation, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill.

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