What Is Constituted in Self-Constitution?

Gunnarsson, Logi (2002) What Is Constituted in Self-Constitution? In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 76-78.


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A subject who has a self-transformation behind herself—say, a conversion to Catholicism—may say of herself "before transforming myself, I was a different person�. How are we to understand such a claim? Obviously, there is a sense in which the subject takes herself to be the same as before and another sense in which she considers herself to be somebody else now. One possible way of understanding it would be the following: Despite the change involved in the selftransformation, there is enough similiarity between the preconversion subject—S1—and the converted subject— S2—to say that they are numerically identical. And there is enough difference for the subject to speak of herself before the self-transformation as another person.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: personal identity; self-transformation; Korsgaard Ch. M.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Bewußtseinsphilosophie, Philosophie des Geistes und der Psychologie
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Sprachphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1375

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