Beyond Humanism: The Flourishing of Life, Self and Other

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This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations.

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Overview

This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230369160
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

BART NOOTEBOOM is Part-time Professor of Innovation Policy at Tilburg University, Netherlands. The author of 10 books and 350 articles he is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Kapp price, the Gunnar Myrdal prize, and the Schumpeter prize. He was scientific director of two research institutes, member of a government committee on technology policy, and a member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Introduction 1

What's wrong? 1

Which humanism? 3

Which transcendence? 4

Philosophical roots 7

The rise and fall of the self 9

Depersonalization 13

Religion? 16

Where to go? 18

The purpose of this book 20

Philosophy 24

The contents of this book 26

2 Which Avenues? 31

Which God? 31

Beyond godservice 34

Beyond the Enlightenment 38

Rationalism 43

Collective irrationality 47

Universalism 48

Beyond nationalism 52

Culture 55

Naturalism without reductionism 58

Evolution 61

Philosophy 64

3 The History of the Self 68

The march to the disengaged self 69

The stumbling of benevolence 74

4 FreeWill? 78

Good, evil and free will 78

The dualism of good and evil 80

Forms of freedom 83

Freedom of the will? 86

Cognition 87

Levels of freedom 90

Freedom from others 92

Self-interest and altruism 93

Interests and motives 97

5 Embodied Cognition 100

Embodied cognition 100

Embodiment and interaction 104

Development 107

How does it work? 110

Evolution 113

Formation of the self 114

A logic of discovery 118

Is this evolution? 123

6 Language 125

Language as obstacle 127

Ontology 129

Can we say no? 132

Universals and individuals 134

Sense and reference 136

Pragmatics 138

The evolution of language 141

Change of meaning 143

7 Nietzsche: The Flourishing of Life 146

Understanding Nietzsche 147

Nietzsche's insights 152

Criticism 156

8 Levinas: Philosophy of the Other 162

Issues 164

Elaboration 166

Development 171

Speech 172

Nietzsche and Levinas 176

Discussion 178

9 Otherhumanism 185

Arguments for otherhumanism 185

The good life 189

Difference 197

Trust 200

Social psychology 203

Third parties 206

10 How Viable Is Otherhumanism? 209

Appeal 210

Power 214

Pluralism 217

Evolution 218

Culture 220

Development 223

How far does the art of trust go? 225

Summary 229

The crunch 229

Notes 231

Bibliography 233

Index of Names 241

Index of Subjects 244

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