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dc.contributor.authorEdwardes, Martin P. J.
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019-08-01 10:43:02
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T10:12:10Z
dc.identifier1005233
dc.identifierOCN: 1126206009
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24871
dc.description.abstractThe Origins of Self explores the role that selfhood plays in defining human society, and each human individual in that society. It considers the genetic and cultural origins of self, the role that self plays in socialisation and language, and the types of self we generate in our individual journeys to and through adulthood. Edwardes argues that other awareness is a relatively early evolutionary development, present throughout the primate clade and perhaps beyond, but self-awareness is a product of the sharing of social models, something only humans appear to do. The self of which we are aware is not something innate within us, it is a model of our self produced as a response to the models of us offered to us by other people. Edwardes proposes that human construction of selfhood involves seven different types of self. All but one of them are internally generated models, and the only non-model, the actual self, is completely hidden from conscious awareness. We rely on others to tell us about our self, and even to let us know we are a self.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFA Philosophy of language
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFD Psycholinguistics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JM Psychology::JMR Cognition & cognitive psychology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JM Psychology::JMS The self, ego, identity, personality
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSA Life sciences: general issues
dc.subject.otherSelf
dc.subject.otherSelfhood
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherPsychology
dc.subject.otherLinguistics
dc.subject.otherEvolution
dc.subject.otheranthropology
dc.subject.otherphilosophy
dc.titleThe Origins of Self
dc.title.alternativeAn Anthropological Perspective
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787356306
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b9f0a3-1b0d-4bdd-99d7-b4d3432d7fcc
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUCL Press
oapen.pages248
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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