Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy / Edition 1

Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy / Edition 1

by George Yancy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742513424

ISBN-13: 9780742513426

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Philosophy is shaped by life and life is shaped by philosophy. This is reflected in The Philosophical I, a collection of 16 autobiographical essays by prominent philosophers. Candid and philosophically insightful, these personal narratives critically call into question the belief that philosophy should be kept separate from the personal experience of philosophers.

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Philosophy is shaped by life and life is shaped by philosophy. This is reflected in The Philosophical I, a collection of 16 autobiographical essays by prominent philosophers. Candid and philosophically insightful, these personal narratives critically call into question the belief that philosophy should be kept separate from the personal experience of philosophers. Each contributor traces the fundamental influences-both philosophical and otherwise-that have shaped his or her identity. In this postmodern world, the self is often viewed as irreparably fragmented and fractured, but the reflections in this volume point to a self that is a continuous, though dynamic, storyline. What shines through in each of these essays is that philosophy is a profoundly personal adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742513426
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
952,926
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Philosophy and the Situated Narrative Self
1Regarding Oneself and Seeing Double: Fragments of Autobiography1
2Philosophy As Work and Politics23
3Between the Lines of Age43
4Incongruities69
5From Amateur to Professional: Constructing a Life in Philosophy91
6In-Between Love and Wisdom111
7Between Facticity and Possibility129
8Red Shift: Politically Embodied/Embodied Politics155
9Of Philosophy and Guerilla Wars177
10Philosophy Recovered As Self-Discovery187
11In Retrospect207
12At the Intersection of Several Possible Worlds219
13The Personal Value and Social Usefulness of Philosophy237
14Fantastic Notions249
15An Apprentice's Anecdotal Field Notes269
16Philosophical Adventures279
About the Contributors291

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