A self-concept can also be defined as an all-encompassing awareness you had of yourself in the past; the awareness you have of yourself in the present, and the expectations you have of yourself at a future time. Your self-concept is built upon perception — upon how you perceive yourself based on the knowledge you have gained over a lifetime of experience. When it comes down to it, a self-concept is a perception you have of your image, abilities, and in some ways a perception of your own individual uniqueness. This perception you have of yourself is based on the information you have gathered about your valueslife roles, goalsskillsand abilities over time.
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Introduction Throughout our waking life, we are conscious of a variety of things. We are often conscious of other people, of cars, trees, beetles, and other objects around us.
We are conscious of their features: We are conscious of events involving them: Sometimes we are also conscious of ourselves, our features, and the events that take place within us. Thus, we may become conscious, in a certain situation, of the fact that we are nervous or uncomfortable.
We may become conscious of a rising anxiety, or of a sudden cheerfulness. Sometimes we are conscious of simpler things: In addition, we sometimes have the sense that we are continuously conscious of ourselves going about our business in the world.
These forms of self-consciousness—consciousness of ourselves and our personal existence, of our character traits and standing features, and of the thoughts that occur to us and the feelings that we experience—are philosophically fascinating, inasmuch as they are at once quite mysterious and closest to home.
Our scientific theories of astrophysical objects that are incredibly distant from us in both space and time, or of the smallest particles that make up the sub-atomic layer of reality, are mature, sophisticated, and impressive.
Here, as elsewhere, the immaturity of our scientific understanding of self-consciousness invites philosophical reflection on the topic, and is anyway partly due precisely to deep philosophical puzzles about the nature of self-consciousness.
Many philosophers have thought that self-consciousness exhibits certain peculiarities not to be found in consciousness of things other than ourselves, and indeed possibly not to be found anywhere else in nature.
Philosophical work on self-consciousness has thus mostly focused on the identification and articulation of these peculiarities. More specifically, it has sought some epistemic and semantic peculiarities of self-consciousness, that is, peculiarities as regards how we know, and more generally how we represent, ourselves and our internal lives.
This entry will accordingly focus on these peculiarities. After drawing certain fundamental distinctions, and considering the conditions for the very possibility of self-consciousness, we will discuss first the nature of the relevant epistemic peculiarities and then more extensively the semantic ones.
Some Distinctions Let us start by drawing some distinctions. The distinctions I will draw are meant as conceptual distinctions. Whether they stand for real differences between the properties putatively picked out by the relevant concepts is a separate matter.
The first important distinction is between self-consciousness as a property of whole individuals and self-consciousness as a property of particular mental states.
My being self-conscious involves my being conscious of my self. We may call the property that I have creature self-consciousness and the property that my thought has state self-consciousness.
It is a form of self-consciousness in the sense that it is directed inward, and takes as its object an internal state of mine. But it is not a form of self-consciousness in the stronger sense of involving consciousness of self. I will refer to the stronger variety as strong self-consciousness and the weaker as weak self-consciousness.
State self-consciousness is consciousness of what happens within oneself, whereas creature self-consciousness is consciousness of oneself proper.
Note, however, that a mental state may be both creature- and state-self-conscious. Thus, if I am conscious of my thought that p as my thought, as a thought of mine, then I am conscious both of my thought and of myself. Another traditional distinction, which dates back to Kantis between consciousness of oneself qua object and consciousness of oneself qua subject.
Suppose I am conscious of Budapest or of Budapest and its odors. I am the subject of the thought, its object is Budapest.
But suppose now that I am conscious of myself or of myself and my feelings. Now I am both the subject and the object of the thought. But although the subject and the object of the thought happen to be the same thing, there is still a conceptual distinction to be made between myself in my capacity as object of thought and myself in my capacity as subject of thought.
That is to say, even though there is one entity here, there are two separate concepts for this entity, the self-as-subject concept and the self-as-object concept. To mark this difference, William James introduced a technical distinction between the I and the me. Corresponding to these two concepts, or conceptions, of self, there would presumably be two distinct modes of presentation under which a person may be conscious of herself.
Although I am thinking of myself, I am not thinking of myself as the thing that does the thinking.
By contrast, in the former case, I am thinking of myself precisely as the thing that is therewith doing the thinking. Philosophers in the analytic tradition have been more suspicious of it for exceptions to this rule, see for instance Van Gulick and Strawson But the distinction between consciousness of self-as-subject and consciousness of self-as-object might be captured using analytic tools, through a distinction between transitive and intransitive self-consciousness Kriegela.
In the latter, intransitive form, it is construed as a modification of my thinking.Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía, meaning 'dissimulation, feigned ignorance'), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case..
Irony can be categorized into different types, including: verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony.
Property is a general term for rules governing access to and control of land and other material resources. Because these rules are disputed, both in regard to their general shape and in regard to their particular application, there are interesting philosophical issues about the justification of property.
WHAT IS SENSE OF SELF? Everybody has a sense of self or sense of personal identity. In fact most people have a number of important ways of thinking about themselves that are significant enough to be considered multiple senses of self.
Ownership and Sense of Self Ownership and sense of self directly relate to one another. Tangible and intangible objects develop and define an individual’s character. Society is so consumed by the idea of “ownership”,that society .
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Social ownership may refer to forms of public, collective or cooperative ownership, or to citizen ownership of equity. There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single.