|I, philosophy: A) The expression of a speaker for the subject or the person who is herself. The use of this expression presupposes an awareness of one's own person. B) The psychical entity of a subject that is able to relate to itself.|
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Self-consciousness/Kant/McDowell: the structure of the reference-plus-predication e.g. "I have toothache" is merely formal.
Thereby nothing is in the way to assume that my use of the word "I" refers to the human being who I am.
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001