I wrote this about 8 years ago.
Consider the following ideas as though I, me, my and mine were substituted for the word self. · Self-awareness ·Self-concept · Self-consciousness · Self-identity · Self-image · Self-perception · Self-realization · Self-esteem · Self-knowledge. The only pronoun that actually may work on all of them is ‘my’. · my-awareness · my-concept · my-consciousness · my-identity · my-image · my-perception · my-realization · my-esteem · my-knowledge. The revised concepts are now possessive abstractions (they belong to ‘me’) and not independent, or relative to the self since the abstractions are now concrete (in possessive terms). The subject is the same, the object is different. (Or, is it the context that is different?)
My summation is that the self is not a possessive abstraction. We are taught that self / I / me / my / mine are all possessive references. That it is a relativistic referential abstraction. That without a referential context for self you would experience a form of amnesia.
Is this a phenomenology, neo existentialism, or some other form of post-modern philosophy? I tend to think of it as Neo-Relativism, but it does not seem to fit any forms I can currently find. (is this too many questions?