Phenomenological Approaches to Self-Consciousness

[Revised entry by Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi on May 23, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] For phenomenologists, the immediate and first-personal givenness of experience is accounted for in terms of a pre-reflective self-consciousness. In the most basic sense of the term, self-consciousness is not something that comes about the moment one attentively inspects or reflectively introspects one's experiences, or recognizes one's specular image in the mirror, or refers to oneself with the use of the first-person pronoun, or constructs a self-narrative. Rather, these different kinds of...
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Russell Group universities scrap their list of preferred A-level subjects

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The 24 Russell Group universities have, for the last seven years, published a list of ‘facilitating subjects’ that pupils should study at A-level to secure a place on a prestigious degree course.
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Who could replace Theresa May? The runners and riders

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Boris Johnson has been cutting back on the booze in preparation for the top job. But he's not considered the favourite to replace Theresa May.
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Surgeons warn of serious hand injuries from dog leads and collars

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A Cornwall dog owner had the skin torn off her middle finger by a lead wound tightly round her hand.
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Woman’s VERY passive aggressive sign after her PLANT is stolen from a garden bed 

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The Bondi woman left two notes (pictured) on her fence and on a wooden stake in the ground where the plant once was at her O'Brien Street home in the eastern Sydney suburb on Thursday.
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Bidders circle around British Steel amid frantic effort to find buyer for collapsed firm

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British Steel flopped after the Government refused to supply £30million to keep it going – which Business Secretary Greg Clark said would have been illegal under EU ‘state aid’ rules.
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Mexico asks US to invest in Central America

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Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard shares with Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan a proposal to invest in seven projects to spur development in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Mumps and measles cases in England prompt vaccine call

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There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, versus 1,031 in the whole of 2018.
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Post Office chief's £3.7m BONANZA: Gargantuan pay packet slammed as a ‘slap in the face’ for workers

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Former Post Office Chief Paula Vennells, 60, was paid £3.7million in the last six years. Her total pay jumped seven per cent last year to £720,000, nearly five times Prime Minister Theresa May's salary.
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No rescue party: Trump and Wall Street has been sent a ice-cold warning

Sydney Morning Herald - 52 min 51 sec ago
The US Federal Reserve has sent markets - and the President - a sobering message.
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[Revised entry by Roberto Casati and Achille Varzi on May 23, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Holes are an interesting case study for ontologists and epistemologists. Naive, untutored descriptions of the world treat holes as objects of reference, on a par with ordinary material objects. ('There are as many holes in the cheese as there are cookies in the tin.') And we often appeal to holes to account for causal interactions, or to explain the occurrence of certain events. ('The water ran out because the bucket has a hole.')...
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US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

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The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members

I want to play a slug: Judi Dench on Red Joan and the rest

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With five projects on the go, the 84-year-old screen legend treats every role like it's her last.
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Leonardo Da Vinci keeps Italians guessing, 500 years after death

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National celebrations have thrown up some unlikely debates.
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'Nuance is so much more interesting': lunch with Jenny Brockie

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Part mediator, part ringmaster and part psychologist, Jenny Brockie's role hosting Insight is no mean feat.
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Can a digital detox really solve the modern dilemma?

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The internet is so firmly woven into the fabric of our daily lives that, for most of us, it is practically unavoidable.
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Victoria Nuland, US midwife to Maidan-2014, denied visa to Russia

Russia Today - 1 hour 4 min ago
Former US diplomat Victoria Nuland, best known for distributing cookies to protesters during the US-backed 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, has suddenly found out she was on a visa blacklist as she sought to enter Russia.
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Husband and wife Post Office owners tell JANE FRYER how they are struggling with their business

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JANE FRYER: Exactly four years ago, a brand new, specially- designed post office opened in the back of the Dandelion gift shop on the gorgeous honey-stoned high street of this Cotswolds town.
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'Weeks, not months': Queensland Premier announces deadline for Adani approvals

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The two approvals Adani needs to build its contentious coal mine in the Galilee Basin should be resolved by June 13, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.
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Soham Ian Huntley 'allowed to mix with children during visiting hours at HMP Frankland Prison'

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Soham murderer Ian Huntley, 45, is serving a minimum of 40 years behind bars at HMP Frankland in County Durham for the murders of Hollie Wells and Jessica Chapman.
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