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By C. Thomas Powell

From Descartes to Hume, philosophers within the 17th and eighteenth centuries constructed a dialectic of substantially conflicting claims concerning the nature of the self. within the Paralogisms of The Critique of natural Reason, Kant involves phrases with this dialectic and with the nature of the experiencing self. during this learn, Powell seeks to explain those tough texts, exhibiting that the constitution of the Paralogisms offers a vital key to realizing either Kant's critique of "rational psychology" and his thought of self-consciousness. As Kant learned, the ways that we needs to signify ourselves to ourselves have import not just for epistemology, yet for our view of folks and of our personal immortality, in addition to for ethical philosophy. His thought of self-consciousness is additionally proven to have implications for modern discussions of the matter of alternative minds, functionalism, and the matter of indexical self-reference.

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