DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12532 ISSN:

Sociality and the minimal self: On Dan Zahavi’s “group‐identification, collectivism, and perspectival autonomy”

Matt E. M. Bower
  • Philosophy


I present and critically examine Dan Zahavi's view that minimal selfhood and self‐awareness per se do not have a social character. I argue that Zahavi's conception of the minimal self as fundamentally asocial makes it hard to comprehend the unity of the self and that it is partly the result of an overly narrow conception of what it might mean for the self to be social.