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There is no problem of the self

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Because there is no agreed use of the term ‘self', or characteristic features or even paradigm cases of selves, there is no idea of ‘the self’ to figure in philosophical problems. The term leads to troubles otherwise avoidable; and because legitimate discussions under the heading of ‘self’ are really about other things, it is gratuitous. I propose that we stop speaking of selves.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS, UK.

Publication date: 1998-05-01

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