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Embodiment, Enaction, and CultureInvestigating the Constitution of the Shared World$
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Christoph Durt, Thomas Fuchs, and Christian Tewes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035552

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.001.0001

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Thin, Thinner, Thinnest: Defining the Minimal Self

Thin, Thinner, Thinnest: Defining the Minimal Self

(p.193) 9 Thin, Thinner, Thinnest: Defining the Minimal Self
Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture

Dan Zahavi

The MIT Press

What is a self? Plenty of competing and complementary definitions abound. Over the years, I have articulated and defended am experientially based minimal conception of selfhood. In the following short text, I reply to some objections and suggestions for revisions that Ratcliffe as well as Ciaunica and Fotopoulou offer in their contributions to this volume. Is it a viable proposal to suggest that the minimal self is interpersonally constituted? My answer is negative.

Keywords:   minimal self, social constructivism, social interaction, phenomenal consciousness, first-person perspective, interpersonality

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