Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity

  title={Being No One: The Self-Model Theory of Subjectivity},
  author={T. Metzinger},
According to Thomas Metzinger, no such things as selves exist in the world: nobody ever had or was a self. All that exists are phenomenal selves, as they appear in conscious experience. The phenomenal self, however, is not a thing but an ongoing process; it is the content of a "transparent self-model." In Being No One, Metzinger, a German philosopher, draws strongly on neuroscientific research to present a representationalist and functional analysis of what a consciously experienced first… Expand
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