Saturday, June 06, 2009

John Perry - Thinking and Talking About the Self

John Perry talks about the differences between self-awareness in the proximate self ("I," the subjective self) and the distal self ("me," the objective self).
John Perry investigates two quite different ways of thinking of ourselves; one, that we express with the first person, that is a special way of considering ourselves; the other, for which we use our name, that allows us to think of ourselves more or less as others do. He explores these two different ways of thinking, and talking, about ourselves, and draws some conclusions about the structure of thought and language. Series: UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures [6/2009]

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