: 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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This entry has no external links. He does touch on Freud in the Epilogue pp. Set up a giveaway. Freud’s goal, using his poignant ierrold, was to turn pathological unhappiness into ordinary unhappiness. 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.


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Immanuel Kant and Jean-Paul Sartre are prominent counterexamples. Professor Seigel articulates these as the three essential dimensions of selfhood in Western culture: Thus for Kant we have within or behind?

In this book, Jerrold Seigel provides an original and penetrating narrative of how major Western European thinkers and writers have confronted the self since the time of Descartes, Leibniz, and Locke.

So the nature of the self quickly becomes complicated, at least among the more sophisticated theorists. This postulated self is not to be confused seeigel the “empirical ego;” the latter is the ordinary self of our common experience. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Seigel considers these five individuals not only for the intrinsic interest of their stories but also for the depth and breadth of their writing on the challenges of creating an intercultural identity, enabling him to analyze their experiences via historical, psychological, and critical approaches.

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Marx’s Fate: The Shape of a Life By Jerrold Seigel

Sources of the Self: All in good fun, especially when the writing is so lucid. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. We can and must create ourselves.


Freud’s three-dimensional self has the following parts: Hartman, University of Cincinnati, Canadian Journal of History “The Idea of the Self[‘s] pages overflow with insightful readings of familiar texts and striking recoveries of marginal ones. Toews, University of Washington “In its scope, depth, richness and occasional brilliance, it is an astonishing achievement; in its insistence on the historical and structural complexity jwrrold ideas of the self, it is a necessary corrective to overschematic histories.

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The conundrum can be outlined as follows: Cambridge University Press Clarifying that recent “post-modernist” accounts belong firmly to the tradition of Western thinking they have sought to supercede, Seigel provides a persuasive alternative to claims that the modern self is typically egocentric or disengaged.

The Self and the Calling of Philosophy, “Seigel’s geneaology of the postmodern critique of autonomous selfhood is an overwhelmeing accomplishment, not only in its panoramic scope but also in its intense critical engagement with so many complex texts by so many important thinkers.

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