Introduction: A Diversity of Selves


This introductory article explains the coverage of this book, which is about developments in research on the topic of the self. This volume introduces the complexity of the concept (or plurality of concepts) of self and to the many different approaches to its (their) analysis. It presents analysis from various fields including analytic philosophy of mind, neuroscience, and postmodernism. Part of the book explores how certain aspects of self are constituted in brain processes, narratives, or actions while other parts investigate how some aspects of the self coming apart in anomalous experiences, experiments, or pathologies.

Publication Title

The Oxford Handbook of the Self