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Subjektivität und Selbstbewusstsein
Subjectivity and Self-consciousness

Author(s): Manfred Frank
Subject(s): History of Philosophy, Epistemology, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Published by: Fakultet za medije i komunikacije - Univerzitet Singidunum
Keywords: Subjectivity; Personhood Self-Consciousness; Substance; Self-knowledge; Individuality; Privacy.

Summary/Abstract: The text has two parts: historical and a systematical. In the first one, main theses on subjectivity are briefly traced throughout the entire history of Western philosophy (from Plato to Heidegger), which is generally determined as ‘self-empowering of subjectivity’. Greater attention is given to early German philosophical Romanticism. In the second part, the structure of subjectivity is sketched. Subjectivity is acomplex notion, the descriptive determinations of which are personhood, individuality and privacy. What makes these to be the instances of subjectivity – is the self-consciousness. In general the text deals with the main question: What is subjectivity, and what is its relationship with self-consciousness and self-knowledge?

  • Issue Year: 4/2015
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 61-90
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English, German