The Empirical Self or Me.
Understanding the Self in this widest sense, we may begin by dividing the history of it into three parts, relating respectively to –
1. Its constituents;
2. The feelings and emotions they arouse, — Self-feelings;
3. The actions to which they prompt, — Self-seeking and Self-preservation.
1. The constituents of the Self may be divided into two classes, those which make up respectively –
(a) The material Self;
(b) The social Self;
(c) The spiritual Self; and
(d) The pure Ego.
The Principles of Psychology William James (1890) – CHAPTER X. The Consciousness of Self.