: The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe since the Seventeenth Century (): Jerrold Seigel: Books. Cambridge Core – European History after – The Idea of the Self – by Jerrold Seigel. In this book, Jerrold Seigel provides an original and penetrating narrative of how major Western European thinkers and writers have confronted the self.

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See all 3 reviews. No keywords specified fix it. And without freedom there can be no morally significant actions. The remarkable quintet whose stories make up Jerrold Seigel’s Between Cultures are all people who, without ever seeking to exit from the ways of life into which they had been born, devoted themselves to exploring a second cultural identity as an intrinsic part of their first.

The 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant addressed what he considered a crucial problem: Combining theoretical and contextural approaches, he explores the ways key figures have understood whether and how far individuals can achieve coherence and consistency in the face of inner tensions and external pressures.

This postulated self is not to be confused with the “empirical ego;” the latter is the ordinary self of our common experience. We alone determine our fate and must be jedrold accountable.

We can and must create ourselves. The question has preoccupied people in many times and places, but nowhere more than in the modern West, where it has spawned debates that still resound today. Please try again later. Some major thinkers espouse a theory of the self that is one-dimensional.

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Kant’s noumenal self, the bedrock of his ethics, has the same plausibility as the God concept. A Study jerroold Existential Philosophy. He does touch on Freud in the Epilogue pp. Fairlamb – – Symploke 16 This entry has no external links.

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Our idea of self is multifaceted–incorporating our bodily jerrlld, our social relations, and usually some type of belief in transcendence or personal freedom. Jerrold Seigel here offers a magisterial new account of how major Western European thinkers have confronted the self since the seventeenth century. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The third part of our self, the reflective, posits our consciousness as an active agent jerold determining who we are.

It is an uncomfortable fact that we are, for better or worse, constrained and defined by our seigek others. Search the full text of this book: Bill Gates would not be one of the world’s richest men if he had been born into an African Hottentot group or a Palestinian refugee camp.

Civil Society and the Other. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Jing-Jong Luh – – Philosophy and Culture 38 3: History of Western Philosophy. These few words can hardly do justice to Kant’s creative ideas. Richard Burton, the British traveler and writer, sought to experience the inner life of Islam by making the pilgrimage to Mecca in the guise of a Muslim in Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: As it turns out, I’m temperamentally on his side anyway, so that helped.

Modernity and Its Discontents: From an approach that is at once theoretical and contextual, he examines the way figures in Britain, France, and Germany have understood whether and how far individuals can achieve coherence and consistency in the face of the inner tensions and external pressures that threaten to divide or overwhelm them. Get to Know Us. However, a truly reflective self is almost always aware of the ongoing demands of physical and social needs.


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An Intellectual History of Personal Identity. Cambridge University Press March 28, Language: The Idea of the Self: Thus for Kant we have within or behind? Now several of the Frenchmen discussed are necessary figures in any history of the modern self.

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The Theological Implications of the Philosophy of History. We all struggle against the outside world–the repressive demands of nature and culture. Hybridizing Scholastic Psychology with Chinese Medicine: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Princeton Readings in Political Thought: