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"The mark of bodily ownership", Analysis, 2013.

 Frederique de Vignemont. The mark of bodily ownership, Analysis, 2013, 73 (4): 643-651.




I am aware that this hand is my own. But is the sense of ownership of my hand manifested to me in a more primitive form than judgements? On the deflationary view recently defended by Martin and Bermúdez in their works, the sense of bodily ownership has no counterpart at the experiential level. Here I present a series of cases that the deflationary account cannot easily accommodate, including belief-independent illusions of ownership and experiences of disownership despite the presence of bodily sensations. I conclude that there is some kind of non-conceptual intuitive awareness of ownership.