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The Situated Self

By J. T. Ismael (NHC Fellow, 2003–04)

Self; Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics

New York: Oxford University Press, 2007

From the publisher’s description:

J. T. Ismael's monograph is an ambitious contribution to the metaphysics and the philosophy of language and mind. She tackles a philosophical question whose origin goes back to Descartes: What am I? The self is not a mere thing among things - but if so, what is it, and what is its relationship to the world? Ismael is an original and creative thinker who tries to understand our problematic concepts about the self and how they are related to our use of language in particular.

Philosophy / Linguistics / Self / Philosophy of Language / Philosophy of Mind / Metaphysics /

Ismael, J. T. (NHC Fellow, 2003–04). The Situated Self. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.