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José Luis Bermúdez

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037501

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.001.0001

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Afterword: Looking Ahead

Afterword: Looking Ahead

(p.289) Afterword: Looking Ahead
The Bodily Self

José Luis Bermúdez

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My principal reason for revisiting and combining the essays in this volume was that they all converge on and develop a small number of basic themes. In the introduction, I try to bring those themes out and explain how the individual essays contribute to developing them. However, the process of editing the essays and thinking about how they connect together had a consequence that I probably should have foreseen. It made very clear where more work needs to be done. For that reason, I was very pleased when the referees for this volume suggested that I write an afterword identifying some of the challenges (and, hopefully, opportunities) that lie ahead in this area. I welcome being able at least to identify some of the gaps and problems that remain, even if I am not in a position at the moment to fill and solve them. But since this enterprise may seem a little self-indulgent, I will strive for brevity....

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