within the Operating Program Education. The text was prepared at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Trnava University in Trnava. Design and Layout: © Jana Sapáková, Layout JS. Printing: VEDA, Publishing House of the Slovak Academy of Sciences ISBN 978-3-631-67341-6 E-ISBN 978-3-653-06589-3 DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-06589-3 ISSN 2366-2697 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main • Bern • Bruxelles • New York
What is a self? What is the relation between phenomenal consciousness and the self? What are we talking about when we speak of conscious experience, the self, an inner mental world? In order to answer these questions the author reconsiders the «turn to the self» in contemporary philosophy of mind. The human self is considered as a natural phenomenon open to careful theoretical analysis, empirical and experimental research. The loss of everyday intuitions on the nature of self plays a significantly liberating role in self-understanding and explaining man’s behaviour.