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Authenticity and the Examined Life

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the authenticity of selves, desires, and values, and emotions. We are torn in different directions by ideals of authenticity. While many insist we should be who we are, that we ... More


Sincerity and Authenticity

in The Practices of the Self

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226468877
eISBN:
9780226468549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468549.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the concepts of authenticity and sincerity in relation to the theory of the self. It analyzes Paul Valéry's Lucien Leuwen, his belief that the concern with being natural was the ... More


“I Felt a Completely New Liberation from Personality”: Tolstoy’s Late Diaries

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at Leo Tolstoy's late diaries and his almanacs for daily reading, focusing on the dialectics of self and selflessness. In his History of Yesterday, the young Tolstoy—unaware of the ... More


Psychology for Economists

Piet Keizer

in Multidisciplinary Economics: A Methodological Account

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199686490
eISBN:
9780191797651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686490.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Here we search for analyses of the psyche which could function as a complement to our economic world. The behaviourist and the cognitive approaches offer insights into the automatic and the ... More


Heidegger, Care, and Selfhood

Simon Lumsden

in Self-Consciousness and the Critique of the Subject: Hegel, Heidegger, and the Poststructuralists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168229
eISBN:
9780231538206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168229.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Heidegger’s Being and Time, in which there is a constant refrain that Dasein’s self has been abandoned, dissolved, or closed off from itself. This language, as well as other ... More


Self-Determination Theory and Its Supporting Research Base

Kennon M. Sheldon, Geoffrey Williams, and Thomas Joiner

in Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095449
eISBN:
9780300128666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095449.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter follows the rise of the theory of motivation in scientific psychology—a feat that took three decades. This theory is also known as the self-determination theory, or SDT. The sections in ... More


Social Mimetism

in The Practices of the Self

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226468877
eISBN:
9780226468549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468549.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes social mimetism in the context of the theory of the self. It suggests that our thoughts and feelings take shape within a community and inevitably bear the mark of the customs ... More


The Nature of the Human Species: Conceptual and Applied Implications

Ofra Mayseless

in The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter discusses conceptual and applied implications of the conceptual model regarding the caring motivational system suggested in this book to the nature of the human species. The implications ... More


Rehabilitation of Pedophiles

John Borneman

in Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226233888
eISBN:
9780226234076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234076.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines not whether but how therapy is efficacious within ritual rehab. It follows the ritual process of rehabilitation, beginning with the accusation of abuse, to arrest, imprisonment, ... More


Asymptotic Encounters: Love Freed from Itself

Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226689
eISBN:
9780823235407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Various perspectives regarding the idea of high mobility have emerged; that is why two classifications of the movements were formulated—“macro-movements” and ... More


Land of the Free

Iris Berent

in The Blind Storyteller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061920
eISBN:
9780190061951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061920.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Having seen how Dualism and Essentialism toy with our understanding of our beginning and end, health and disease, Chapter 15 turns to examine how these colored lenses distort our view of our free ... More


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