The aim of this paper is to discuss whether bodily awareness is rightly seen as a source of self-consciousness in the relevant sense of consciousness of ourselves as subjects of experience and thought. It argues that it is not. While bodily awareness demarcates a notion of consciousness and awareness we have of ourselves it is not the essential one which is required for the subject to attain self-consciousness; i.e. to be aware of itself as a self.
Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar Convenors: Joseph Schear, Manuel Dries, and Mark Wrathall