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Single Idea 23519

[catalogued under 16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 2. Knowing the Self]

Full Idea

The elements of a self are 1) embodied - related directly to the body, 2) perspectival - having a viewpoint, 3) volitional - being an agent, 4) narrative - aware of past and future, and 5) social - as others perceive me.

Gist of Idea

The self is embodied, perspectival, volitional, narrative and social


report of Anil Seth (Being You [2021], III.8) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

Seth,Anil: 'Being You: new science of consciousness' [Faber 2022], p.151

A Reaction

[summarised] Seth says there are distinctive emotions associated with each of these aspects of the self. This list is very helpful, as a discouragement for anyone who wants to pick one of these as the sole true nature of the self.