Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Author Item Excerpt Meta data
Castaneda, H.N.
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I, Ego, Self Frank I 159 ff
I/Castaneda: "volatile egos": like "here", "now", irreducible - entirely epistemological, only for re-presentation, not empirical - limited identity: only consubstantiation (sameness between coexisting sets of characteristics): not diachronic (transsubstatiation), therefore not all properties identical, no substitutability, no strict identity with person - I criteria-less, content-neutral - I can only be represented by the impersonal and situation independent quasi-indicator "he".
I-design/Castaneda: VsI as "Something".
I 167ff
I*/Castaneda: "I myself" in an episode of self-awareness one refers to oneself - (corresponding for he*).
I 186
Not demonstrative.
I 170
Transcendent/I/Castaneda: we experience ourselves as a not completely identical with the content of our experience and therefore associated to the world beyond experience.
I 171
I/Self/Consciousness/Self-Awareness/SA/Logical Form/Hintikka/Castaneda: E.g. "The man who is actually a, knows that he is a". Wrong: "Ka (a = a). - Right: (Ex) (Ka (x = a)) -the individual variables occurring in "Ka (...)" are conceived as relating to a range of objects that a knows - "there is a person whom a knows, so that a knows that this person is a" - CastanedaVs: does not work with contingent assertions: "there is an object, so that a does not know it exists" - E.g. "the editor does not know that he is the editor" - (Ex) (Ka(x = a) & ~Ka(x = a))) was be a formal contradiction - better: (Exa)(Ka (x = a) & Ka (x = himself) (not expressible in Hintikka).
I 226f
I/Castaneda: no specific feature - different contrasts: opposites: this/that, I/she - I/he - I (meaning/acting person) - I/you - I/we -> Buber: I/it - I/you -> Saussure: network of contrasts (plural).
Frank I 378
I/hall of mirrors/Castaneda: seems to need two selves: one he speaks to, one he speaks about - but simple self as different from I and body not sufficient.
I 430f
I/Extra sense/Castaneda: psychological role that one associates with "I" - which explains mental states that do not explain proper names or descriptions: "I'm called for on the phone": spec. mental states - PerryVsCastaneda: not sufficient, you also need to know that it is the own It! - A proposition with "he*" itself says nothing about the meaning of this expression, therefore no identification - E.g. "heaviest man in Europe" could know this without a scale if "he*" could act independently without antecedent. Solution: intermediary extra sense for Sheila's beliefs about Ivan's extra sense i.
I 470
I/Castaneda: Variable, not singular term, not singular reference: instead: i is the same as j and Stan believes of j...

Cast I
H.-N. Castaneda
Phenomeno-Logic of the I: Essays on Self-Consciousness Bloomington 1999

Fra I
M. Frank (Hrsg.)
Analytische Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins Frankfurt 1994

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27