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16. Persons / B. Nature of the Self / 4. Presupposition of Self

[Self can be inferred to exist, rather than experienced]

17 ideas
Despite consciousness fluctuating, we are aware that it belongs to one person [Butler]
To some extent we must view ourselves as noumena [Kant, by Korsgaard]
Representation would be impossible without the 'I think' that accompanies it [Kant]
The Self is the spontaneity, self-relatedness and unity needed for knowledge [Fichte, by Siep]
Novalis sought a much wider concept of the ego than Fichte's proposal [Novalis on Fichte]
The self is not a 'thing', but what emerges from an assertion of normativity [Fichte, by Pinkard]
The basic of philosophy is the Self prior to experience, where it is the essence of freedom [Schelling]
The psychological ego is worldly, and the pure ego follow transcendental reduction [Husserl, by Velarde-Mayol]
The subject stands outside our understanding of the world [Wittgenstein]
If you think of '2+2=4' as the content of thought, the self must be united transcendentally [Sartre]
The self is neither an experience nor a thing experienced [Searle]
We may be unable to abandon personal identity, even when split-brains have undermined it [Nagel]
If you assert that we have an ego, you can still ask if that future ego will be me [Nagel]
Personal identity cannot be fully known a priori [Nagel]
The question of whether a future experience will be mine presupposes personal identity [Nagel]
People accept blurred boundaries in many things, but insist self is All or Nothing [Dennett]
The transcendental subject is not an entity, but a set of conditions making science possible [Meillassoux]