Do alternative theories of self eventually dissolve into either the substance theory or the bundle theory?

What is the bundle theory of self?

bundle theory, Theory advanced by David Hume to the effect that the mind is merely a bundle of perceptions without deeper unity or cohesion, related only by resemblance, succession, and causation.

How does the bundle theory define a human being according to your reading?

This theory owes its name to Hume, who described the self or person (which he assumed to be the mind) as ‘nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement‘ (A Treatise of Human Nature I, IV, §VI).

Who denies the existence of matter mind or soul and God as substance?

This is Descartes’ substance dualism. Baruch Spinoza denied Descartes’ “real distinction” between mind and matter. Substance, according to Spinoza, is one and indivisible, but has multiple “attributes”. He regards an attribute, though, as “what we conceive as constituting the [single] essence of substance”.

What is the idea that particulars are bundles of universals?

Having introduced this distinction between the instance of the bundle and the bundle itself the bundle theorist asserts that particulars are instances of bundles of universals. Thus particulars are entirely constituted by universals without being identical to bundles of universals.

What is the difference between the bundle theory of a human being and the ego theory of a person?

Bundle Theory is the theory that the self is an illusionary concept, everything that exists is a bundle of perception. Ego Theory is that there is a soul. The Ego Theory has some flaws such the soul is separate from the body and is a immaterialist object within us.

What is the meaning of the self is nothing else but a bundle of impressions?

You are a bundle of impressions: Try to think about your “self.” You cannot. Or, when you do, the only things you are thinking about are individual impressions, such as hot, cold, light, dark, love, hate, pain, pleasure, etc. It follows that all “you” are is a bundle of successive impressions, or perceptions.

Is the self a bundle of experiences?

For Hume, this means that the self is nothing over and above a constantly varying bundle of experiences. For Locke, it means that the self is defined by what we do—or, perhaps, can—self-attribute, through recollection and/or appropriation.

How does Hume’s bundle theory of the self affect his reasoning regarding personal identity and immortality?

Hume believed that personal immortality was a meaningless concept. He argued that you cannot have a persisting self if every time we view ourselves, our perceptions are different.

What does a bundle of perceptions mean?

Hume used the term “bundle” in this sense, also referring to the personal identity, in his main work: “I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement

What is self by Merleau Ponty?

Maurice Merleau-Ponty believed the physical body to be an important part of what makes up the subjective self. This concept stands in contradiction to rationalism and empiricism. Rationalism asserts that reason and mental perception, rather than physical senses and experience, are the basis of knowledge and self.

How do you understand Pontys argument Our bodies are both of the world and open to the world?

He argued that human experience is marked by a certain reversibility in that we are at once subjects and objects, touching and touched, seeing and seen. Our bodies are both of the world and open to the world; we are a node or a moment in the flesh of the world.