Structuring the Self
'This is an impressive book about the self that fills a deep void in our conceptulations of ourselves. Bringing together, philosophy, neuroscience, and computational modelling, Beni develops a structural realist account of self that seems highly natural and plausible in metaphysical, conceptual, and empirical terms. A wonderful book that will set new directions and standards on the eternal debate of self.' -- Georg Northoff, EJLB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health, University of Ottowa Institute of Mental health Research, Canada This book presents a unified account of the self, based on a network of knowledge sourced from several scientific accounts of selfhood. Beni constructs his ontological account of the self from the common structure that underpins the theoretical diversity that is manifested in rival and sometimes incompatible scientific accounts of the self and its aspects. The enterprise is inspired by recent structural realist theories in the philosophy of science, specifying the basic structure of the self, and explaining how representational, phenomenal, and social aspects of the self are embodied within this structure.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Self Its Substance and Its Structure A Selective History
Being Realist About Structures
To Be Many or Not to Be Grounds for a Structural Realist Account of the Self
The Structural Realist Theory of the Self
According action activity alternative approach argue argument aspects assume basic basis Bayesian body brain capacity causal chapter coding cognitive science commitments computational conception connection consciousness context Descartes developed diversity draw dynamical embodied entity evidence example existence experience explain field framework French Friston functional Gallagher grounds hand identified includes indicates individual objects informational structure integration Ladyman means mechanisms mental metaphysical mind models moral nature neuronal neuroscience Northoff notion objects observable ontological organisms orthodox patterns perceptions person phenomenal philosophical Philosophy of Science physical possible predictive present Press presumes principle problem processing properties psychology refer relations relationship remarked represent representations resting scientific theories self-patterns sense social soul specified structural realist structural realist theory structuralist studies substance substantivalism substantivalist suggest theoretical things thinking tion underdetermination underpinning understanding unifying University various viable