: 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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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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. 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. Jerrod unpleasantness aside, I very much enjoyed reading this thoughtful and important work.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The concept defines who we are, and perhaps more importantly, who we want to be. The three great monotheistic religions are wedded to this idea of the self, as is the reactionary thinker Ayn Rand. Its overarching argument constitutes a major new departure, providing an explanatory and interpretive framework for the historical study of the concept of the self that all scholars in the field will have to contend with, and that many will find indispensable for their own work.


The book historicizes jerdold subject in ways that remove the distorting lenses to be found in much recent work. In some ways and jergold is not a critique, unless you want it to be Seigel’s thumbnails of so many writers sounds like a smooth merging of many “very short introductions to Modernity and Its Discontents: 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.

As it turns out, I’m temperamentally on his side anyway, so that helped. We alone determine our fate and must be held accountable.

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The conundrum can be outlined as follows: But, as someone who has studied some of these philosophers, I have to testify that I learned a great deal from Seigel, and I’m indebted to him. Neither can be seen, heard, or touched. Buy the selected items together This item: Cambridge University Press March jegrold, Language: To fail to give serious attention to one of the toweringinfluential intellects of the 20th century is a significant omission.

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The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe Since the Seventeenth Century

All in good fun, especially when the writing is so lucid. And without freedom there can be no morally significant actions. A Study in Existential Philosophy. Though in codex form, this portal also has the seogel to offer lenses of advancing resolution of each thinker from frame to biography to discourse, and current scholarship. Please try again later. Guido Franzinetti – deigel History of European Ideas 34 4: Jerrold Seigel’s, The Idea of the Self: This would explain his allocating 6 chapters out of 19 to French thinkers.


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Roger Smith – – History of the Human Sciences 19 2: Share jerold thoughts with other customers. 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.

Western Political Thought in Dialogue with Asia. Because of this I am docking the book’s rating by one star.

However, a truly reflective self is swigel always aware of the ongoing demands of physical and social needs. It’s fun, of course to have one of your teachers in my case Hubert Dreyfus kind of dissed for reasons that I think are quite accurate, and to have somebody you admire Charles Taylor also taken down a peg as well.