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Identity: Fragments, Frankness

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823256105
eISBN:
9780823261314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256105.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Identity. Fragments, Frankness is a dense and powerful essay on the notion of identity and on how it plays in our contemporary world. In contrast with various attempts to cling to established ... More


A Person’s Words: Literary Characters and Autobiographical Understanding

Garry L . Hagberg

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to a traditional Cartesian conception of selfhood, the human self, as a repository of inwardly knowable content, exists prior to and separable from any context, situation, or relation into ... More


Athens Colloquy: Between Selves and Others

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

There are several significant prefigurations of the diacritical model in the history of modern philosophy—modern because it is assumed that ... More


In the Ruins of Self-Knowledge: Oedipus Unmade

Garry L. Hagberg

in The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190669447
eISBN:
9780190669485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669447.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Oedipus Tyrannus is an exacting study in philosophical psychology, portraying a mind that oscillates between competing conceptions of the sources of knowledge, between layered self-deception and ... More


Our Pasts, Ourselves: CHARLES TAYLOR (1989), Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the book Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (1989), by Charles Taylor. Taylor describes his project as “an attempt to articulate and write a history of the ... More


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