Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Self-consciousness, philosophy: self-consciousness is a form of consciousness that allows a localization of the thinking subject in the logical space. The prerequisite for self-consciousness is consciousness of external and internal processes as well as the ability to differentiate between these two sources of influences. See also identification, self-identification, self, I, consciousness, individuation, identity, person.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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I 70
Self-consciousness /I-conscoiusness/ Maturana: no neurophysiological phenomenon, just focus on yourself -therefore it is an epiphenomenon. Not explanable by physiological factors such as excitation, inhibition, network structures, coding etc. -
I 205
Self-consciousness / Maturana: is outside of the physical! It belongs to the range of interactions as a way of co-existence - I 276
It is found only in the language - Condition: distinction of oneself from others who could be oneself.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Mat I
U. Maturana
Biologie der Realität Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-23