|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. |
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|Diaz-Bone I 40
A) Knowledge of oneself ("me", "myself")
B) Recognizing awareness: "I"
"Me": Refers to external things, it is variable, social, mental and material.
"I": that which always remains the same, although the state of consciousness constantly changes._____________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.
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996