|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._____________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. |
Humberto Maturana on Self- Consciousness - Dictionary of Arguments
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. -
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._____________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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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