: 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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Find it on Scholar. We all struggle against the outside world–the repressive demands of nature and culture. The three great monotheistic religions are wedded to this idea of the self, as is the reactionary thinker Ayn Rand. Jerrold Seigel here offers a magisterial new account of how major Western European thinkers have confronted the self since the seventeenth century. It deserves — and will likely get — the closest attention.
Review “The Idea of the Self is quite simply the most important and convincing book about Western thinking about the self that I have encountered. From an approach that is at once theoretical and contextual, he examines the way figures in Britain, Jerrold, and Germany have understood whether and how far individuals can achieve seibel and consistency in the face of the inner tensions and external pressures that threaten to divide or overwhelm them.
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 of ideas of the self, it is a necessary corrective to overschematic histories. This would especially be true of his take down of Derrida. However, a truly reflective self is almost always aware of the ongoing demands of physical and social needs. Neither can be seen, heard, or touched.
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The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe Since the Seventeenth Century
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: An Intellectual History of Personal Identity.
The therapist, through reflective procedures of interpretation, tries to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Modernity and Bourgeois Life: This postulated self is not to be confused with the “empirical ego;” the latter is the ordinary self of our common experience.
It is nothing less than an extraordinary portal into experience, emerging ideas, and verbal interaction from the seventeenth century to the present.
He makes clear that recent ‘postmodernist’ accounts of the self belong firmly to the tradition of Western thinking they have sought to supersede, and provides an open-ended and persuasive alternative to claims that the modern self is typically egocentric or disengaged. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It is the function of the ego to mediate and harmonize the sources of this social and intrapsychic conflict. Explore the Home Gift Guide.
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. Write a customer jerrold. The concept defines who we are, and perhaps more importantly, who we want to be.
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Jerrold Seigel combines theoretical and contextual approaches to explore 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.
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Kant’s noumenal self, the bedrock of his ethics, has the same plausibility as the God concept. In some ways and this is not a critique, unless you want it to be Seigel’s thumbnails of so many writers swigel like a smooth merging of many “very short introductions to A few examples will help clarify the issue.