Philosophy adds value to concepts of self for the world of neuroscience.

Figuring out how to give AI the feature of self-awareness will involve researchers in AI, neuroscience and philosophy. This paper constitutes a useful addition from the philosophy member of this triumvirate. Gallagher explores the evolutionary stages in the development of self. These are simplified into two. The first is minimal self. The second is narrative self. He introduces the subject with a nod to Wittgenstein’s distinction between self-as-subject and self-as-object. Perhaps more could have been made of this distinction through the paper. It is fundamental to the feature of self-awareness.

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