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Author Seigel, Jerrold E.

Title The idea of the self : thought and experience in western Europe since the seventeenth century / Jerrold Seigel
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005

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Description viii, 724 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Dimensions and contexts of selfhood -- Between ancients and moderns -- Personal identity and modern selfhood: Locke -- Self-centeredness and sociability: Mandeville and Hume -- Adam Smith and modern self-fashioning -- Sensationalism, reflection, and inner freedom: Condillac and Diderot -- Wholeness, withdrawal, and self-revelation: Rousseau -- Reflectivity, sense-experience, and the perils of social life: Maine de Biran and Constant -- Autonomy, limitation, and the purposiveness of nature: Kant -- Homology and Bildung: Herder, Humboldt, and Goethe -- The ego and the world: Fichte, Novalis, and Schelling -- Universal selfhood: Hegel -- Dejection, insight, and self-making: Coleridge and Mill -- From cultivated subjectivity to the culte du moi: polarities of self-formation in nineteenth-century France -- Society and selfhood reconciled: Janet, Fouillé, and Bergson -- Will, reflection, and self-overcoming: Schopenhauer and Nietzsche -- Being and transcendence: Heidegger -- Deaths and transfigurations of the self: Foucault and Derrida
Summary What is the self? Jerrold Seigel here 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 660-713) and index
Subject Self -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2004049664
ISBN 0521844177
0521605547 (paperback)
9780521844178
9780521605540 (paperback)