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Relating to the soul, pure thought, original sin, and the afterlife

Udo Thiel

in The Early Modern Subject: Self-Consciousness and Personal Identity from Descartes to Hume

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199542499
eISBN:
9780191730917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542499.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter continues with British accounts of an immaterialist view of the mind, but it does so with a different focus: 1) Consciousness, 2) the notion of identity. It begins by examining the way ... More


Analogy, Metaphor, and Coherence

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Theism can be an existential hypothesis confirmable by empirical evidence only if the reference of the proper name ‘God’ can be spelled out in words that are mostly used literally. However, it is ... 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


Memory in Theory: The Childhood Memories of John Locke (Persons, Parrots)

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter takes up the issue of personal identity in the work that essentially founded it as a philosophical issue debated to this day, namely, that of John Locke’s Essay Concerning Human ... More


Identity: struggles with personhood, nationhood and professional virtue

Jonathan Hearn

in Salvage Ethnography in the Financial Sector: The Path to Economic Crisis in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719087998
eISBN:
9781526128492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087998.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at questions of identity at various levels. It considers the Scottish identity of the Bank of Scotland, and how personal senses of Scottishness were refracted through that ... More


The Threat to Human Identities from Too Much Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

As radical enhancement provides us with less valuable experiences it tends also to undermine the identities of those who undergo it. This undermining manifests as a threat to the connections of ... More


Introduction

John Lippitt and Patrick Stokes

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The narrative turn in philosophy, beginning in philosophy of history in the 1970s and entering philosophy of selfhood in the 1980s with the work of MacIntyre and Ricoeur, runs parallel to an ... More


Teleology, Narrative and Death

Roman Altshuler

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Heidegger, like Kierkegaard, has recently been claimed as a narrativist about selves. From this Heideggerian perspective, we can see how narrative expands upon the psychological view, adding a vital ... More


Theatrical and Eucharistic Transformations: From the Farce Theater to the Feet of Christ

Carl S. Hughes

in Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257256
eISBN:
9780823261505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257256.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter analyzes Kierkegaard’s rhetorical evocation of theatrical and liturgical performance in order to elicit personal transformation. It begins with a second extended analysis of a ... More


Empty Epiphanies in Modernist and Postmodernist Theory

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter argues that the structure evident in recent discussions of mysticism can also be found in modernist and postmodernist critical theory. It draws attention to a structure to be found ... More


The Moments of a Life: On Some Similarities between Life and Literature

Marya Schechtman

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The ‘Narrative Self-Constitution Approach’ addresses deficiencies in the dominant neo-Lockean, psychological continuity approach to personal identity. In particular, narrativity offers a deeper ... More


Team Reasoning, Framing, and Self-Control: An Aristotelian Account

Natalie Gold

in Addiction and Self-Control: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199862580
eISBN:
9780199369638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862580.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Moral Philosophy

Decision theory explains weakness of will as the result of a conflict of incentives between different transient agents. In this framework, self-control can only be achieved by the I-now altering the ... More


A Universe of Societies

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Which kind of relation exists between a stone, a cloud, a dog, and a human? Is nature made of distinct domains and layers or does it form a vast unity from which all beings emerge? Refusing at once a ... More


Kierkegaard’s Platonic Teleology

Anthony Rudd

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

MacIntyrean, narrativist readings of Kierkegaard have tended to emphasize the teleological character of his account of selfhood. But whereas MacIntyre’s narrativism is Aristotelian, Kierkegaard’s ... More


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