What is a self? What is the relation between phenomenal consciousness and the self? What are we talking about when we speak of conscious experience, the self, an inner mental world? In order to answer these questions the author reconsiders the "turn to the self" in contemporary philosophy of mind. The human self is considered as a natural phenomenon open to careful theoretical analysis, empirical and experimental research. The loss of everyday intuitions on the nature of self plays a significantly liberating role in self-understanding and explaining man's behaviour.
Contents: Conscious experience - Experiments - Metaphorical language - Self - Who am "I"? - The "I" of the beholder - The Embodied mind and self - The Complex metaphor of subject-self - The Illusory nature of inner experience - Life of the "I".