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Self, philosophy: the concept of the self cannot be exactly separated from the concept of the I. Over the past few years, more and more traditional terms of both concepts have been relativized. In particular, a constant nature of the self or the I is no longer assumed today. See also brain/brain state, mind, state of mind, I, subjects, perception, 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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Danto III 134
Self/Nietzsche/Danto: The psychological and the grammatical subject are two sides of the same coin. Finally, we believe in our own invention and establish a "self" that is different from "one's" activities and has a causal relationship to them. Because the Ural-Altaic language family possesses a weakly developed subject form, everyone who grew up with such a language will most likely look differently 'into the world' and can be found on other paths than Indo-Germanic or Muslim men (F. Nietzsche: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, KGW VI., 2 p. 29).
I/Nietzsche/Danto: (The Reason) believes in the "I", in the "I" as a being, in the "I" as substance and projects the belief in the I-substance on all things - it creates the term 'thing'... Being is thought into everywhere as cause, pushed underneath; from the concept 'I' only follows, as derived, the term 'being'... (F. Nietzsche, Götzen-Dämmerung, KGW VI,3p. 71.)


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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.
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.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005


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