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Conceptual Analysis ARTICLE
James' theory of the self
This distinction has recently regained popularity in cognitive science, especially in the context of experimental studies on the underpinnings of the phenomenal self. I will argue that in most of the cases arguably all this distinction maps onto the distinction between the phenomenal self reflecting self-related content of consciousness and the metaphysical self representing the problem of subjectivity of all conscious experience , and as such these two issues should be investigated separately using fundamentally different methodologies. This understanding relates to recent predictive coding and free energy theories of the self and bodily self discussed in cognitive neuroscience and philosophy. The former term refers to understanding of the self as an object of experience, while the latter to the self as a subject of experience 1. This distinction, in different forms, has recently regained popularity in cognitive science e. TABLE 1.
Along with Charles Sanders Peirce , James established the philosophical school known as pragmatism , and is also cited as one of the founders of functional psychology. A Review of General Psychology analysis, published in , ranked James as the 14th most eminent psychologist of the 20th century. James trained as a physician and taught anatomy at Harvard, but never practiced medicine. Instead he pursued his interests in psychology and then philosophy.
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