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Beyond Body–Mind: Self-narratives and Consciousness

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Strong subjective factors embedded in self-existence and the non-reductive and encompassed existence of the self imply the need for imagining self-representations that are inclusive and integrated. Towards this end, arguments from philosophy of psychology, consciousness studies, literature, and material culture are presented. They facilitate understanding the presence and formation of self-narratives. There is need to trace the presence of the self both within and beyond the space of body–mind and the self-narratives. Also, the understanding of subjective nature of consciousness lies in the process of epsitemologizing ‘experience’ and its self.

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We thank the anonymous reviewer for the very helpful comments and detailed analysis. This study acknowledges the support received from The Tata Trusts for a project funded through the NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme.

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Menon, S., Kumar, M. & Kumar, R. Beyond Body–Mind: Self-narratives and Consciousness. Psychol Stud 64, 266–274 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12646-019-00519-w

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