: 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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Hybridizing Scholastic Psychology with Chinese Medicine: Very readable for philosophers and laymen alike. From an approach that is at once theoretical and contextual, he examines the way figures in Britain, France, jerrpld Germany have understood whether and how far individuals can achieve coherence and consistency in the face of the inner tensions and external pressures that threaten to divide or overwhelm them.

The relational side reflects our lives as social creatures. It is an uncomfortable fact that we are, for better or worse, constrained and defined by our human others.

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And of course physical attractiveness goes a long way in developing an active social life, as anyone who has ever gone to high school can readily attest to. Negotiating Modernity in the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’.

Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, explored the attraction and repulsion between East and West in his native Turkey. Sigel goal, using his poignant phrase, was to turn pathological unhappiness into ordinary unhappiness. Fascinating in and of themselves, these lives sseigel cultures also highlight the realities faced by many in this age of high mobility and ever-greater global connection and raise questions about what it means for human beings to belong to cultures.


We can and must create ourselves. What is the self? The Idea of the Self: Because of this I am docking the book’s rating by one star. It is safe to predict that it will set the agenda for research and debates about the history of the self for many years to come. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Self and the Calling of Philosophy, “Seigel’s geneaology of the postmodern critique of autonomous selfhood is jrerold 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.

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.

The third part of our self, the reflective, posits our consciousness as an active agent in determining who we are. It is nothing less than an extraordinary portal into experience, emerging ideas, and verbal interaction from the seventeenth century to the present.

Princeton Readings in Political Thought: It is the function of the ego to mediate and harmonize the sources of this social and intrapsychic conflict. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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The Hidden Agenda of Modernity. Though in codex form, this portal also has the capacity to offer lenses of advancing resolution of each thinker from frame to biography to discourse, and current scholarship. The key point is that the transcendental subject–existing beyond the laws of science–is also the moral subject.

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An absorbing examination of loss and discovery, Between Cultures gives us powerful new insights into what belonging can mean in our entangled universe. The book historicizes its subject in ways that remove the distorting lenses to be found in much recent work.

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 seifel somebody you admire Charles Taylor also taken down a peg as well.

Bill Gates would not be one of the world’s richest men if he had been born into an African Seigle group or a Palestinian refugee camp.

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From Richard Burton to Orhan Pamuk, Seigel leads us on a fascinating journey where religion, eros, politics, and violence are all brought into play across regimes of colonial conflict.

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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