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Conclusion: The Sociality of the Self, the Sociality of Freedom

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book has outlined a reconstruction of the concept of alienation to show that it is only by relating appropriatively to the social practices that determine our lives and not by abstractly ... More


John Stuart Mill and the Poetics of Social Pain

Rachel Ablow

in Victorian Pain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes John Stuart Mill's attempt to redefine sensory experience as a way to reimagine the social order posited by the utilitarianism of both his father, James Mill, and Jeremy ... More


‘Stadt und Schädel’, ‘Reisende’, and ‘Verlorene’: City, Self, and Survival in Herta Müller's Reisende auf einem Bein

Moray McGowan

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines how the 1980s West Berlin of Herta Müller's Reisende auf einem Bein (1989) functions as an extension and manifestation of the complex, fluid subjectivity of the central figure, ... More


Marx and Heidegger: Two Versions of Alienation Critique

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses alienation's theoretical starting points and how they are addressed in Karl Marx's theory and in Martin Heidegger's existential ontology. In order to reconstruct the concept of ... More


Seinesgleichen Geschieht or “The Like of It Now Happens”: The Feeling of Powerlessness and the Independent Existence of One’s Own Actions

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores one aspect of self-alienation: the phenomenon of one's own actions taking on an independent existence and the resultant feeling of powerlessness. It argues that, when our life ... More


“A Pale, Incomplete, Strange, Artificial Man”: Social Roles and the Loss of Authenticity

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines behavior in social roles as a form of inauthenticity and under what conditions being immersed in certain social relations manifests itself as self-alienation. More specifically, ... More


“She but Not Herself”—Self-Alienation as Internal Division

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines cases of internal division, in which our own impulses, desires, and actions appear alien to us and where we therefore appear to ourselves as dominated by an alien power. The ... More


“As If Through a Wall of Glass”: Indifference and Self-Alienation

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on indifference as a kind of self-alienation and loss of self. Someone who is indifferent with respect to his/her (own) projects and plans, who cannot identify with anything, so ... More


“Like a Structure of Cotton Candy”: Being Oneself as Self-Appropriation

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter systematizes the conception of the self into an “appropriative model” of the self and defends it against various objections and rival positions. This conception of oneself as ... More


Living One’s Own Life: Self-Determination, Self-Realization, and Authenticity

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with the set of problems surrounding the concept of alienation. Against the backdrop of the negative foil of self-alienation, it examines the relations between freedom, ... More


The Possibility of Action as the Impossibility of Certain Forms of Self-Alienation

Sarah Buss

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199694853
eISBN:
9780191757792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694853.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter challenges competing accounts of rational agency. We must reject the standard (instrumentalist) account, it is argued, because it implies that someone could be so alienated from her ... More


The Real John Doe

Jeffrey Knapp

in Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190634063
eISBN:
9780190634094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634063.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

“Masses is a herd term—unacceptable, insulting, degrading,” the film director Frank Capra once proclaimed, yet his 1941 Meet John Doe seems to tell a different story about the masses and the ... More


Shaping Our Mental Lives: On the Value of Mental Self-Control and Mental Self-Regulation

Dorothea Debus

in Surrounding Self-Control

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197500941
eISBN:
9780197500972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500941.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the value of one’s ability to “shape one’s own mental life”; more specifically, it considers axiological implications of the claim that subjects sometimes can and do engage in ... More


Shakespearean Tragedy and the Death of Humanism

Rhodri Lewis

in Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691204512
eISBN:
9780691210926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204512.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This concluding chapter explains how Hamlet has endeavoured to demonstrate the extraordinary pains that William Shakespeare took to represent the cultural world of humanism as fundamentally ... More


Self-Uncertainty as Self-Realization

Paul A. Kottman

in Shakespeare's Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190698515
eISBN:
9780190698553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698515.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A central issue in Hamlet is Hamlet’s attempt to live his life as his—his efforts at discerning a course of action that amounts to “leading” a life, rather than just suffering it. Shakespeare’s play ... More


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