James Hart: "The Uniqueness of the I"

Lecture by James G. Hart, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He has taught philosophy of religion and phenomenology since 1972. He is currently working on "Who One Is," a work on transcendental and existential phenomenology.

Abstract: Because "I" and "you" are non-ascriptive references and because what we mean by "self" can be construed to be a non-sortal referent, we propose that with "selves" there is a "singularity" and an individuation "per se" and not "per accidens." "Persons" are a different story.