Selfhood and Authenticity

Author: Corey Anton
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448991
Category: Philosophy
Page: 181
View: 1887
Explores the notion of selfhood in the wake of the post-structuralist debates.

Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles

Author: Giampiero Arciero,Guido Bondolfi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470749364
Category: Medical
Page: 278
View: 1155
A key text for Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, as well as trainees in the area. Presenting a clinical model which has close connections with American constructivist psychotherapy and Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. Delineates a set of principles in the study of consciousness that place the first-person perspective at the heart of the analysis of emotional disorders Differentiates six personality styles, describing the origin of the subjective emotional experience; the ordering and the regulation of the emotional domain, and the psychopathological disorders Provides neuroscientific evidence showing that brain activity could be related to personality styles Praise for Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles: “Arciero and Bondolfi show in fine detail how the sense of self emerges in first- and second-person experiences, forming a dynamic, emotive and narrative identity; they then brilliantly demonstrate how this self-identity gets distorted and disrupted in the pathologies that directly undermine this process. This is a landmark study that brings together materials from multiple disciplines. Their analysis provides a clear account of how our existential being-in-the-world is modulated by narrative practices. They show how the ongoing construction of personality delineated by the various emotional tendencies that are sedimented in the individual’s life comes to be reflected in personal narrative. Arciero and Bondolfi continuously make insightful connections between research in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and emotion studies and then carry these basic insights into the realm of psychiatry. The psychiatric analyses offered here are thus enriched by clinical vignettes and enlightened by the integration of philosophical (especially phenomenological and hermeneutical), psychological, neuroscientific, and literary dimensions”. Shaun Gallagher, Professor of Philosophy, University of Central Florida “Arciero and Bondolfi have written a timely, thought-provoking and challenging book, providing the reader with a refreshingly new account of Self-identity and its disorders. A cogent and novel contribution to psychiatric thought that wonderfully integrates philosophy, psychopathology and contemporary neuroscience. This book will push psychiatry in new directions. A must read!.” Vittorio Gallese, Professor of Human Physiology, University of Parma ,Italy “Selfhood, Identity, and Personality Styles is a highly ambitious work of theoretical synthesis: neuroscience, phenomenology, and social constructionism are joined together with the study of both literature and psychopathology. Arciero and Bondolfi offer sophisticated and intriguing discussions not only of mirror neurons and developmental psychology, but also of ideas from Aristotle, Kant, and Heidegger, of characters from Dostoevsky, Kleist, and Pessoa, and of patients from clinical practice. A ground-breaking, first attempt to show the relevance of the interdisciplinary study of basic self-experience for our understanding of character styles and personality disorders.” Louis A. Sass, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University “This is a scholarly book which will provide the reader with plenty to chew on. This book will make you think, will illuminate how people function and will help you understand how self disordered experience, such as the feeling that one disappears or doesn’t exist when another leaves, occurs. The authors tackle with great sophistication, the big questions of how sameness, changing experience and temporality are woven together by language and narrative. Refusing to be reduced to the simplicity of objectivist account of functioning they o

The Other Self

Selfhood and Society in Modern Greek Fiction
Author: Dēmētrēs Tziovas,Dimitris Tziovas
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739106259
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 289
View: 7288
The Other Self is the first English-language, book-length literary analysis of some of the most celebrated Greek novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A must read for anyone interested in Greek literature and culture, it offers both a solid introduction to modern Greek literature and close reading of individual texts. Author Dimitris Tziovas focuses on the issues of identity, autobiography, and social determinism raised in these texts, providing a fresh perspective and suggesting new ways of exploring forms of engagement between self and society. Greek narratives of self, Tziovas suggests, are not naked and transparent presentations of existence, but articulations of the relationship between the individual and the social world; they are negotiations of the past through the otherness of the present. A compelling demonstration of the richness and complexity of modern Greek fiction, The Other Self provides exciting and challenging interpretations of Greek literature and Greek society.

Relating Narratives

Storytelling and Selfhood
Author: Adriana Cavarero
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131783528X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 184
View: 6954
Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, Relating Narratives is a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration. Drawing a diverse array of thinkers from both the philosophical and the literary tradition, from Sophocles and Homer to Hannah Arendt, Karen Blixen, Walter Benjamin and Borges, Adriana Cadarero's theory of the `narratable self' shows how narrative models in philosophy and literature can open new ways of thinking about formation of human identities. By showing how each human being has a unique story that can be told about them, Adriana Cavarero inaugurates an important shift in thinking about subjectivity and identity which relies not upon categorical or discursive norms, but rather seeks to account for `who' each one of us uniquely is.

Selfhood and Sacrifice

René Girard and Charles Taylor on the Crisis of Modernity
Author: Andrew O'Shea
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441118829
Category: Religion
Page: 278
View: 5179

On Selfhood and Godhood

Author: C. A. Campbell, C A
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415296243
Category: Philosophy
Page: 436
View: 5126
This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

The Selfhood of the Human Person

Author: John F. Crosby
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813208657
Category: Philosophy
Page: 313
View: 4207
We often hear it said that "each person is unique and unrepeatable" or that "each person is his own end and not a mere instrumental means." But what exactly do these familiar sayings mean? What are they based on? How do we know they are true? In this book, John F. Crosby answers these questions by unfolding the mystery of personal individuality or uniqueness, or as he calls it personal selfhood. He stands in the great tradition of Western philosophy and draws on Aquinas wherever possible, but he is also deeply indebted to more recent personalist philosophy, especially to the Christian personalism of Kierkegaard and Newman and to the phenomonology of Scheler and von Hildebrand. As a result, Crosby, in a manner deeply akin to the philosophical work of Karol Wojtyla, enriches the old with the new as he explores the structure of personal selfhood, offering many original contributions of his own. Crosby sheds new light on the incommunicability and unrepeatability of each human person. He explores the subjectivity, or interiority, of persons as well as the much-discussed theme of their transcendence, giving particular attention to the transcendence achieved by persons in their moral existence. Finally he shows how we are led through the person to God, and he concludes with an original and properly philosophical approach to the image of God in each person. Throughout his study, Crosby is careful not to take selfhood in an individualistic way. He shows how the "selfhood and solitude" of each person opens each to others, and how, far from interfering with interpersonal relations, it in fact renders them possible. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John F. Crosby is professor and chair of philosophy at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. He has taught at the University of Dallas, the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome, and at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. Professor Crosby earned his doctorate in philosophy from the Universitaet Salzburg, Austria, studying with Josef Seifert and having Dietrich von Hildebrand as his master. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "This work is a serious philosophical study full of many rich insights that advance significantly our understanding of the human person."--Norris Clarke, S.J., Fordham University "Crosby makes an invaluable contribution to the future of Catholic philosophy and its intellectual culture in general. This book will become must reading for anyone interested in the relation of John Paul's personalism to the perennial philosophy and to neo-Thomism. For those interested in mediating that relationship, Crosby is their best guide."--Deal W. Hudson, Crisis "John Crosby's books, The Selfhood of the Human Person and the more recent Personalist Papers, deal with metaphysical primitives. This makes them important books. It also makes them courageous books." -- Siobhan Nash-Marshall, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South

Author: Anne C. Rose
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807894095
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5809
In the American South at the turn of the twentieth century, the legal segregation of the races and psychological sciences focused on selfhood emerged simultaneously. The two developments presented conflicting views of human nature. American psychiatry and psychology were optimistic about personality growth guided by the new mental sciences. Segregation, in contrast, placed racial traits said to be natural and fixed at the forefront of identity. In a society built on racial differences, raising questions about human potential, as psychology did, was unsettling. As Anne Rose lays out with sophistication and nuance, the introduction of psychological thinking into the Jim Crow South produced neither a clear victory for racial equality nor a single-minded defense of traditional ways. Instead, professionals of both races treated the mind-set of segregation as a hazardous subject. Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South examines the tensions stirred by mental science and restrained by southern custom. Rose highlights the role of southern black intellectuals who embraced psychological theories as an instrument of reform; their white counterparts, who proved wary of examining the mind; and northerners eager to change the South by means of science. She argues that although psychology and psychiatry took root as academic disciplines, all these practitioners were reluctant to turn the sciences of the mind to the subject of race relations.

Journeys to Selfhood

Hegel & Kierkegaard
Author: Mark C. Taylor
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520041769
Category: Individu (Philosophie)
Page: 298
View: 5371

Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930

Author: Morag Shiach,Reader in Cultural Studies Morag Shiach
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521834599
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 291
View: 3100
Shiach examines the ways in which labour was experienced and represented between 1890 and 1930. There is a critical tradition in literary and historical studies that sees the impact of modernity on human labour in terms of intensification and alienation. Shiach, however, explores a series of efforts to articulate the relations between labour and selfhood within modernism. Through readings of Sylvia Pankhurst and D. H. Lawrence, Shiach shows how labour underpins the political and textual innovations of the period. This study will be of interest to literary and cultural scholars alike.

Identifying Selfhood

Imagination, Narrative, and Hermeneutics in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur
Author: Henry Isaac Venema
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791446737
Category: Philosophy
Page: 206
View: 641
Traces the decentered formulation of self at the heart of Paul Ricoeur's philosophy from his earliest works to his most recent.


A Key to the Recovery of Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Health Problems, Or a Psychology Self Help Book for Effective Living and Handling Stress
Author: Terry Lynch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908561008
Category: Self
Page: 302
View: 2533
SELFHOOD is a practical self-help book, designed to help people to recover their sense of self, be happier and more fulfilled. Readers will learn a great deal about themselves, others and life. Readers will discover what selfhood means, how closely selfhood is linked to emotional and mental wellbeing and mental illness, the components of selfhood, how selfhood is lost, the feature of low and high selfhood, and how to reclaim one's sense of selfhood.SELFHOOD contains many practical suggests and recommended actions, devised to enhance people's sense of self. It is simply not possible to feel good, to regularly experience emotional wellbeing and mental health if your level of selfhood is low. SELFHOOD is the first of Dr. Terry Lynch's Mental Wellness Book Series.

Ethics and Selfhood

Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation
Author: James R. Mensch
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791486699
Category: Philosophy
Page: 225
View: 6434
Argues that a coherent theory of ethics requires an account of selfhood.

Selfhood and the Soul

Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill
Author: Richard Seaford,Matthew Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198777256
Page: 336
View: 3542
Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of new and original essays in honor of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project--the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense--and, as in the work of the honor and himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. The international line-up of contributors includes many established figures in the disciplines of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and ancient medicine, as well as several younger scholars. All have been inspired by Christopher Gill's contributions to scholarly research in these fields and their collective work aspires to honor through imitation his remarkable combination of range with focus.

On Moral Law and Quest for Selfhood

Author: Mohan Parasain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134875304
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
View: 1849
This book offers an original intersection of concepts from Immanuel Kant’s moral command ethics and Søren Kierkegaard’s existential ethics. The Kantian formulation of moral law is based on theoretical ground while Kierkegaardian ethics of the quest for selfhood views it as the very act of living. The present work provides an account of both these perspectives and questions whether these approaches to morality are mutually exclusionary. Using Slavoj Žižek’s ‘parallax view’ in the realm of morality, it argues that moral philosophy must engage with a constant critique of ‘difference’ around which the transformation of our various perspectives to morality revolves. This work appeals for furtherance of the conversation model and participation of perspectives to transcend ‘positional confinement’. It advocates the traversing of the ethical parallax to allow for intellectual openness and an empathetic perception of the ‘other’. Engaging and well-researched, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of ethics, political philosophy and continental philosophy.

Charles Willson Peale

Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic
Author: David C. Ward,Charles Willson Peale
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520239609
Category: Art
Page: 236
View: 5122
It links the artist's autobiography to his painting, illuminating the man, his art, and his times. Peale emerges for the first time as that particularly American phenomenon: the self-made man."

The Politics of Selfhood

Bodies and Identities in Global Capitalism
Author: Richard Harvey Brown
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816637553
Category: Social Science
Page: 246
View: 9393
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Bloody Living

The Loss of Selfhood in the Plays of Marina Carr
Author: Rhona Trench
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039119646
Category: Drama
Page: 319
View: 6224
This book deals with the process of negotiation with the past in the present through the plays of Marina Carr. The title frames the work, connoting the path towards destruction and the sense of lethargy acquired along the way. The book offers an in-depth and extensive reading of Carr's plays. In doing so, it surveys some of the destructive issues represented in the works and provides a series of social and cultural contexts to which the concerns in the works are related. Carr is best known for her trilogy, "The Mai," "Portia Coughlan" and "By the Bog of Cats...," and more recently "Woman and Scarecrow," "The Cordelia Dream" and "Marble." The plays are regularly concerned with notions of identity in the context of self-destruction, self-estrangement and displacement. This book applies Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection to Carr's plays in an effort to structure the loss the author identifies in the works. Themes of memory, history and myth are examined in the context of these concerns in provocative and confrontational ways.

Art and Selfhood

A Kierkegaardian Account
Author: Antony Aumann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498552854
Category: Philosophy
Page: 252
View: 3721
Drawing on insights from Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Art and Selfhood: A Kierkegaardian Account defends the idea that art matters in our society today because it can play a pivotal role in helping us become better and more authentic versions of ourselves.

Narcissism and Selfhood in Medieval French Literature

Wounds of Desire
Author: Nicholas Ealy
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030279162
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 238
View: 9480
This book offers analyses of texts from medieval France influenced by Ovid’s myth of Narcissus including the Lay of Narcissus, Alain de Lille’s Plaint of Nature, René d’Anjou’s Love-Smitten Heart, Chrétien de Troyes’s Story of the Grail and Guillaume de Machaut’s Fountain of Love. Together, these texts form a corpus exploring human selfhood as wounded and undone by desire. Emerging in the twelfth century in Western Europe, this discourse of the wounded self has survived with ever-increasing importance, informing contemporary methods of theoretical inquiry into mourning, melancholy, trauma and testimony. Taking its cue from the moment Narcissus bruises himself upon learning he cannot receive the love he wants from his reflection, this book argues that the construct of the wounded self emphasizes fantasy over reality, and that only through the world of the imagination—of literature itself—can our narcissistic injuries seemingly be healed and desire fulfilled.