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(Cf. Continue to learn more with: Emmanuel Faber. Gallagher, 2000, 17) On the other hand, the second sense of unity can be analogado with what this author acknowledges in call I extended. In contrast with the minimal self, ego extended employs temporary deep and can be identified unambiguously with what in this work have been called I narrative, this is so because I extended comprises a self (or self-image) more or less consistent that it consists of a past and a future in various stories that we and others have about us themselves (Gallagher(, 2000, 15). According to the author, this latest version of itself is adopted by Daniel Dennett who says that this is an abstract Center of narrative gravity. This means, that as Center of gravity itself is not something concrete and its existence is due to the theory, not the facts. In other words, the self is a theoretical, literally fictitious entity that allows me to identify the self that I am as an abstract point that moves in several stories that others and I have about myself. Would itself be, in this sense, no concrete quota convergence Center where these stories are they intersect.

In contrast to this model, Gallagher proposes a second model that considers most appropriate to describe itself, which is represented by the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur and whom references was already given in a previous section. According to Gallagher, Ricoeur model has the advantage that, unlike the model of Dennett, the self is not focused because that is offset in the narratives of others. For Ricoeur itself is not an abstract Centre but is something concrete, incarnate and, therefore, is as real as the entities studied physics, but it does not share the same characteristics with them. In concordance with the current neurocognitive models, the model of the self of Ricoeur appears,