Self as a Temporal Individual
thesisposted on 2021-11-11, 05:43 authored by SUN KYUNG CHUNG
In this thesis, I argue that self is best understood as an individual in time as opposed to space. I suggest that self is analogous to a sound with its mode of existence: the self, just like a sound, is an event-like particular that is extended through time but not directly extended through space in ways characteristic of ordinary material objects. The proposed notion of self is an experiential notion in the sense that from a first-person, subjective perspective, one’s own existence as a temporally extended particular is achieved through the diachronic unity of consciousness – the fact experiences are unified over time.