The Cultural Psychology of Self: Place, Morality and Art in Human Worlds / Edition 1

The Cultural Psychology of Self: Place, Morality and Art in Human Worlds / Edition 1

by Ciaran Benson
     
 

Philosophers and psychologists both investigate the self, but often in isolation from one another. this book brings together studies by philosophers and psychologists in an exploration of the self and its function. It will be of interest to all those involved in philosophy, psychology and sociology.See more details below

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Philosophers and psychologists both investigate the self, but often in isolation from one another. this book brings together studies by philosophers and psychologists in an exploration of the self and its function. It will be of interest to all those involved in philosophy, psychology and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415089050
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/22/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. IThe centrality of place for selfhood1
Introduction3
1Selves and the need to navigate human worlds: a cultural psychological approach16
2The brain's work in locating selves31
3Placing oneself in personal time: the narrative structure of self45
4Moral identity and cultural-historical locations for self59
5Self-creation as self-location73
6Pronouns placing selves: 'I' and its associates88
7Feeling your way: emotions as self's pathfinders103
Pt. IILocation, dislocation and relocation: responsibility, caring, art and changing prospects119
Introduction121
8Childhood, responsibility and acquiring powers to place oneself as a moral agent130
9Pitilessness and compassion: caring where others are146
10Suffering, radical dislocation and the limits of moral responsibility161
11Being moved: art, self and positive absorption176
12Points of view and none: visual art and the location of self192
13Individual and national identity: analogy, symbiosis and artistic process206
14Psychologies of maturity: development or destination?222
Conclusion237
Navigating human worlds239
Bibliography244
Index255

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