International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy

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Self-awareness and alterity

A phenomenological investigation

Dan Zahavi(Center for Subjectivity Research, Københavns Universitet)


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 insights related to this issue, including analyses of the temporal, intentional, reflexive, bodily, and social nature of the self.

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Publication details

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Place: Evanston, Ill.

Year: 1999

Pages: 291, xvi

Series: Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy

ISBN (hardback): 9780810117006

Full citation:

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