The Experiencing Self

  • John C. Eccles
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


First of all, I am going to talk to you generally about the title for this lecture. And while I do this, I want each one of you to participate with me in an effort to grasp the meaning of what I am trying to say and to apply it to yourself. If you do this with me, we shall have a kind of dialogue in thought, so that my thoughts communicated in language will give you thoughts that parallel mine. You become then not my audience, but my collaborators in this conjoint effort to reach some understanding of what is central to our being, namely the experiencing self. An attempt will be made to see how far we can answer the question : What am I? This is a question which each of us can ask ourselves, and which is quite unashamedly a looking within ourselves—an attitude which is called subjective and introspective.


Perceptual Experience Sense Organ Conscious Experience Objective World Perceptual World 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Eccles
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and DentistryState University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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