Contrary to the postmodern paradigm that would purport that selfhood unfolds out of language or discursive interactions with the external world, a rich body of evidence has evolved to show that selfhood—and the resultant narrative that is shaped from it—begins at the bodily level.
"The Resilient Machine: The Body as the Source of the Autobiographical Self,"
Strigidae: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: http://commons.keene.edu/strigidae/vol1/iss1/1