The Necklace View of the Self

  • Yifeng Xu
Keywords: philosophy, self


In this paper, I provide a framework for accounting for the self, based on a reconstruction of Galen Strawson’s “theory of SESMETs,” or the Pearl view, with Barry Dainton’s continuous consciousness thesis. I argue that the framework I provide adequately accounts for the self and is preferable to solely adopting either Strawson’s or Dainton’s theory. I call my reconstruction the “Necklace” view of the self.

How to Cite
Xu, Y. (2019). The Necklace View of the Self. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 12(1), 96-105. Retrieved from