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The Bodily Self: Selected Essays

José Luis Bermúdez


How can we be aware of ourselves both as physical objects and as thinking, experiencing subjects? What role does the experience of the body play in generating our sense of self? What is the role of action and agency in the construction of the bodily self? These questions have been a rich subject of interdisciplinary debate among philosophers, neuroscientists, experimental psychologists, and cognitive scientists for several decades. José Luis Bermúdez been a significant contributor to these debates since the 1990’s, when he authored The Paradox of Self-Consciousness (MIT Press, 1998) and co-edi ... More

Keywords: Self-consciousness, Bodily awareness, Agency, Action, Perceptual content, Proprioception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262037501
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José Luis Bermúdez, author
Texas A&M University