In the chapter ‘On Being a Person: Problems of Self ’ of his book The Singular Self, Harré (1998, p. 1) starts with visiting a bookstore. He tells us that
Drifting from genre to genre one is struck by the number of books with ‘self ’ in the title or subtitle . . . Books with ‘consciousness’ in the title or subtitle are almost as common . . . We can be sure in these too the ‘self ’ will ﬁgure prominently. Yet neither selfhood nor consciousness are clear, univocal or straightforward notions. What is it to be a human being is what is really at issue of course . . .