The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Book

This paper examines the link between ideas of personhood and self that underlies western liberal property regimes. It attempts to understand the manner in which thinkers like Locke create a co-terminus between the ‘self’ and ‘own’. It then poses the question of whether we can look at alternative ideas of the self within western and non-western metaphysics, and how the move towards a relational self helps us rethink our assumptions about property and personhood, especially in relation to the world of knowledge and culture.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Book