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Self-as-Organism and Sense of Self: Toward a Differential Conception

Andrew Schwartz
The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies
Vol. 9, No. 1 (Fall 2007), pp. 93-111
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41560348
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

This article proposes that Rand's identification of self with mind is at odds with an approach to self that would optimally recognize and honor the integrated nature of mind and body. The article seeks to demonstrate the logic and value of identifying the self with the whole organism, and proposes that differentiating the self from the sense of self is crucial to developing objectivity of self-understanding and a skillful lifestyle.

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