Revealing the fact: the inseparable relation between the self and time

Çifteci, Volkan
The aim of this thesis is to unfold the inseparable relation between time and the self. The claim I will put forward is that every inquiry concerning the self directly brings us face to face with time itself, and vice versa. This thesis consists of four main parts. In the first part, I shall elaborate Descartes’ and Hume’s accounts of the self and time. In the second part, I will concentrate on Kant’s view of the self and its connection to time. In the third part, first I shall investigate how Bergson identifies “the life of consciousness” with time. In the course of this, I will attempt to demonstrate how the substantial self is disseminated over time. In the final chapter, I will fix my attention on Heidegger’s interpretation of Dasein as temporality. My aim will consists in grasping the authentic self on the basis of time. 


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Citation Formats
V. Çifteci, “Revealing the fact: the inseparable relation between the self and time,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2017.