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The Devils in the Details: a Response to Kiverstein's 'Minimal Sense of Self, Temporality and the Brain'

Citation
Wheeler M (2009) The Devils in the Details: a Response to Kiverstein's 'Minimal Sense of Self, Temporality and the Brain'. Psyche, 15 (1), pp. 75-81. http://www.theassc.org/vol_15_no_1_2009

Abstract
While remaining in broad agreement with the overall position developed and defended by Kiverstein, I identify and discuss what I take to be a number of problems with the details of the argument. These concern (a) the claim that a certain temporal structure to conscious experience is necessary for there to be a minimal sense of self, (b) the alleged ubiquitous presence in experience of a minimal sense of self, and (c) the claim that the distinction between the constitutive background conditions and the core realiser of a given experience is ultimately unsustainable.

Keywords
self; consciousness; Moral education; Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951; Consciousness; Philosophy

Journal
Psyche: Volume 15, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Wheeler, Michael
Publication date31/12/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2565
PublisherAssociation for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Publisher URLhttp://www.theassc.org/vol_15_no_1_2009
ISSN0033-2615
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