The perceived self : ecological and interpersonal sources of self-knowledge

edited by Ulric Neisser

This book brings different ideas to bear on the classical problem of the self. Self-perception, both ecological and social, is the earliest and most fundamental form of self-knowledge. In his introduction, Ulric Neisser describes the 'ecological self' as based on direct and realistic perception of one's situation in the environment; the 'interpersonal self' as established by social interaction with other people. He argues that both of these 'selves' appear in early infancy, long before anything like a self-concept or a self-narrative is possible. In subsequent chapters, fifteen contributors - psychologists, philosophers and others - elaborate on these notions and introduce related ideas of their own. Their topics range from the perceptual and social development of infants to autism and blindness; from mechanisms of motor control to dance and non-verbal communication. The combined contributions of these leading individuals creates an unusual synthesis of perceptual, social and developmental theory.

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  • Preface
  • List of contributors
  • Part I. Introduction: 1. The self perceived Ulric Neisser
  • Part II. The Concept of an Ecological Self: 2. Ontogenesis of the perceived self Eleanor J. Gibson
  • 3. Body-environment coupling David N. Lee
  • 4. A theory of representation-driven actions Marc Jeannerod
  • 5. The ecological self in historical context Franklin C. Shontz
  • 6. Good intentions and dancing moments: Agency, freedom and self-knowledge in dance Sondra Horton Fraleigh
  • 7. The primacy of the ecological self Marjorie Grene
  • Part III. The Interpersonal Self and Its Implications: 8. The self born in intersubjectivity: the psychology of an infant communicating Colwyn Trevarthen
  • 9. On the interpersonal origins of self-concept Michael Tomasello
  • 10. Infant's knowledge of self, other, and relationship Sandra Pipp
  • 11. The role of feelings for an interpersonal self Daniel N. Stern
  • 12. Spontaneous communication and foundation of the interpersonal self Ross Buck
  • 13. Autism, affordances and the self Katherine A. Loveland
  • 14. Through feeling and sight to self and symbol R. Peter Hobson
  • 15. G. H. Mead and Martin Buber on the interpersonal self James M. Gustafson
  • 16. Cognitive science, other minds, and the philosophy of dialogue and the egocentric predicament David Jopling
  • Author index
  • Subject index.

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書名 The perceived self : ecological and interpersonal sources of self-knowledge
著作者等 Neisser, Ulric
シリーズ名 Emory symposia in cognition
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1993
ページ数 ix, 321 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521415098
NCID BA22749472
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス