The Unity Argument
Cassam (Quassim)
Source: Self and World, June 1999, Chapter 3
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  1. The Unity Argument states that the ability to think of one's perceptions as perceptions of objects in the weighty sense is necessary for unity of consciousness1.
  2. A distinction is drawn between two versions of the Unity Argument.
  3. The first turns on the idea that unity of consciousness2 involves what P. F. Strawson calls ’transcendental’ self-consciousness3.
  4. The second turns on the idea that unity of consciousness4 involves ’personal’ self-consciousness5.

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