International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016)

A philosophical study of the self: An overview


Anshu Sailpar

Self’ is commonly understood as ‘ego’, ‘consciousness’, ‘soul’, ‘identity’, ‘person’ etc. Like ‘self’, identity is the concept that connects the individual and the social and is also fluid and shaped through past and present, but unlike identity it does not refer to membership of any trajectory like community. Being nearer to the terms ‘ego’ and ‘consciousness’ as a psychological make-up, ‘self’ is a reflexive project. Philosophers had defined subjectivity in terms of reason, human spirit or the simple act of perception. The Ancient philosophers namely Descartes, Rousseau, Kant and modern philosophers namely David Hume, Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Heideggar and Jacques Lacan have tried to study self and have given their viewpoints.
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Anshu Sailpar. A philosophical study of the self: An overview. International Journal of English Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 20-23
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