Crossing the bridge: the first-person and time

Stokes, Patrick 2013, Crossing the bridge: the first-person and time, Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 295-312, doi: 10.1007/s11097-013-9302-6.

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Title Crossing the bridge: the first-person and time
Author(s) Stokes, PatrickORCID iD for Stokes, Patrick
Journal name Phenomenology and the cognitive sciences
Volume number 13
Issue number 2
Start page 295
End page 312
Total pages 18
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1568-7759
Keyword(s) personal identity
Barry Dainton
Galen Strawson
bridge problem
Summary Personal identity theory has become increasingly sensitive to the importance of the first-person perspective. However, certain ways of speaking about that perspective do not allow the full temporal aspects of first-person perspectives on the self to come into view. In this paper I consider two recent phenomenologically-informed discussions of personal identity that end up yielding metaphysically divergent views of the self: those of Barry Dainton and Galen Strawson. I argue that when we take a properly temporally indexical view of the first-person perspective, and thereby resist the assumption that phenomenally figured and theoretically-figured identity claims must have a common object, the metaphysically awkward accommodations each of these authors is compelled to make cease to be necessary.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11097-013-9302-6
Field of Research 220309 Metaphysics
220310 Phenomenology
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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