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Becoming a New SelfPractices of Belief in Early Modern Catholicism$
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Moshe Sluhovsky

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226472850

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226473048.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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(p.142) Epilogue
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Becoming a New Self
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Moshe Sluhovsky

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226473048.003.0006

The practices discussed in the book served not merely to diffuse spiritual practices among believers. They contributed to creating a new sense of self, a self that is constantly under its own surveillance, constantly examining itself and producing itself as a subject. As such, they document and affirm Michel Foucault's discussion, following other philosophers of modern subjecthood, of the uniqueness of modern subjectivization as a process that creates selves while submitting them to authority.

Keywords:   Michel Foucault, introspection, subjechood, subjugation, subjectivization

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