Revista de filosofía
versión On-line ISSN 0718-4360
RODRIGAN, Marisa. ESCEPTICISMO HUMEANO ACERCA DEL YO Y CONEXIONISMO AUTOORGANIZATIVO: ALGUNAS CONSECUENCIAS COGNITIVAS. Rev. filos. [online]. 2007, vol.63, pp. 99-109. ISSN 0718-4360. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-43602007000100007.
We analyze some implications of Humean scepticism regarding the existence of a permanent and substantial Self that would precede and coordinate experience. Two proposals are presented: Francisco Varela's theory of selforganizing aggregates and William James 'thesis about ideas that know. We then examine three problems raised by "no-self stances of the James-Varela kind, viz., the problems of identity, of temporality and of intentionality (as purpose). We sketch some solutions and we suggest that the consideration of a "no-self" paradigm is still a matter of speculative philosophy.
Palabras clave : scepticism; experience; cognition; selforganization; identity.