Abstract

My goal is to investigate if a structuralist theory of the self can be defended successfully. Could a version of (ontic) structural realism be further developed within the domain of phenomenal consciousness and applied to the subject of experience? I argue that this is plausible only with a deflationary account of selfhood. I consider prime examples of modern structural realist theories of consciousness that try to go beyond eliminativism and substantivalism, and provide phenomenological and metaphysical arguments against such deflation.