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David L. Thompson
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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The self is not a metaphysical object but a mode of temporal organization unified by responsibility. Learning to be responsible constitutes the self as a self-identical entity over time. Responsibility depends on the current self interpreting previous events, attributing them to itself and thereby committing itself for the future. (2004)
Keywords Responsibility, Selfhood, Self, self-constitution, Descartes, Schechtman, Ricoeur, Descartes, Locke, Dennett, MacIntyre, Parfit, Bechtel
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