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Rousseau's Theodicy of Self-Love: Evil, Rationality, and the Drive for Recognition

Frederick Neuhouser

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542673
eISBN:
9780191715402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542673.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book studies Rousseau's rich and complex theory of the type of self-love (amour propre) that, for him, marks the central difference between humans and beasts. Amour-propre is the passion that ... More


Living Up to Death

Paul Ricoeur

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226713496
eISBN:
9780226713502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713502.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When French philosopher Paul Ricoeur died in 2005, he bequeathed to the world a highly regarded, widely influential body of work which established him as one of the greatest thinkers of our time. He ... More


Souls and Persons

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the roots of the Platonic notion of the person or self. The terms ‘person’ and ‘self’ are used interchangeably, and it is argued that persons or selves are treated by Plato as ... More


Divided Persons: Republic and Phaedrus

Lloyd P. Gerson

in Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199288670
eISBN:
9780191717789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288670.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The chapter takes up the argument for the tripartition of the soul in Republic and the consequent deepening of the account of personhood. An embodied tripartite soul is a disunited person or self. ... More


Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Phenomenology or Deconstruction? challenges traditional understandings of the relationship between two important movements in European thought through new readings of the work of Maurice ... More


The God Who Deconstructs Himself: Sovereignty and Subjectivity Between Freud, Bataille, and Derrida

Nick Mansfield

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232413
eISBN:
9780823235735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232413.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

No topic has caused more discussion in recent philosophy and political theory than sovereignty. From late Foucault to Agamben, and from Guantanamo Bay to the “war on terror,” the issue of the extent ... More


Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach

Georges Dreyfus

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses insights of the Yogācāra Buddhist tradition to explore some questions concerning consciousness. It is first argued that the Yogācāra view of consciousness provides a middle ground ... More


Subjectivity, Selfhood and the Use of the Word ‘I’

Jonardon Ganeri

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter addresses the following question: ‘Is the minimal sufficient condition for the possession of a capacity to think of oneself as oneself also a minimal sufficient condition for the ... More


Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Narrative accounts of selfhood have been an increasingly prominent feature of personal identity debates over the last three decades. Yet many questions remain about the precise content and limits of ... More


The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199661787
eISBN:
9780191748301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661787.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a series of multiply interrelated chapters which together make up an original study of selfhood (subjectivity or personal identity). It explores a variety of articulations (in ... More


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