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Self and Subjectivity is a set of seminal essays with statement that strains the advance of conceptions of "self" and "subjectivity" in ecu and Anglo-American philosophical traditions, together with feminist scholarship, from Descartes to the current. It covers the increase of the philosophy of the topic, its quandary in postmodernity, and the re-articulation of selfhood, organization, and private id in very fresh instances.

The e-book offers a entire, obtainable, and fine quality textual content that introduces the reader to numerous conceptions of self and subjectivity with regards to their ancient, moral, epistemological, and metaphysical contexts. the quantity gains essays through Descartes, Hume, Nietzsche, Freud, Sartre, Foucault, Judith Butler, Bernard Williams, Derek Parfit, etc.

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G. e. a continued body under one immutable superficies, existing in a determined time and place; it is evident, that, considered in any instant of its existence, it is in that instant the same with itself. For, being at that instant what it is, and nothing else, it is the same, and so must continue as long as its existence is continued; for so long it will be the same, and no other. In like manner, if two or more atoms be joined together into the same mass, every one of those atoms will be the same, by the foregoing rule: and whilst they exist united together, the mass, consisting of the same atoms, must be the same mass, or the same body, let the parts be ever so differently jumbled.

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In this sense, Locke’s theory presupposes what it is supposed to explain. The second objection, made by Reid, argues that Locke’s account leads to absurdities because it violates transitivity. A transitive relation is an identity relation, expressed in the following way: if a has it to b, and b has it to c, then a has it to c. For example, if the cereal I ate this morning (a) is the same cereal as I bought at the supermarket yesterday (b), and if the supermarket cereal is the same cereal that was delivered by my brother-in-law (c), then the cereal I ate for breakfast (a) was the same cereal delivered to the supermarket by my brother-in-law (c).

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