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Prog Brain Res. 2008;168:215-45. doi: 10.1016/S0079-6123(07)68018-2.

Empirical perspectives from the self-model theory of subjectivity: a brief summary with examples.

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Philosophisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg Universit├Ąt, Mainz, Germany. metzinger@uni-mainz.de

Abstract

A concise sketch of the self-model theory of subjectivity (SMT; Metzinger, 2003a), aimed at empirical researchers. Discussion of some candidate mechanisms by which self-awareness could appear in a physically realized information-processing system like the brain, using empirical examples from various scientific disciplines. The paper introduces two core-concepts, the "phenomenal self-model" (PSM) and the "phenomenal model of the intentionality relation" (PMIR), developing a representationalist analysis of the conscious self and the emergence of a first-person perspective.

PMID:
18166398
DOI:
10.1016/S0079-6123(07)68018-2
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