Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Self-referentiality, philosophy: A) self-reference is the description of an action or statement of a thinking subject, which is about this subject. B) is the nature of a linguistic expression (word or sentence) which, by its application, should apply to this expression. See also circularity, external/internal, reference system, paradoxes, heterology, paradoxes.

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Joelle Proust Das intentionale Tier in D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg) Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt/M. 2005

Perler I 243
Self-reference/animal/representation/Proust: large primates can refer to themselves when they have been teached the use of symbols, chimpanzees and orangutans - but not gorillas - can also recognize themselves in the mirror.
But it does not follow that they have a sense of personal identity.


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Tie I
D. Perler/M. Wild (Hg)
Der Geist der Tiere Frankfurt 2005


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-10-19