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

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

by Ciaran Benson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415089042

ISBN-13: 9780415089043

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Benson brings together philosophy and psychology in an investigation of the self and its function. He explains that the function of our psychological system is to position ourselves in relation to others and suggests that we can better understand ourselves as locative systems.

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Benson brings together philosophy and psychology in an investigation of the self and its function. He explains that the function of our psychological system is to position ourselves in relation to others and suggests that we can better understand ourselves as locative systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415089043
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Centrality of Place for Selfhood; 1. Selves and the Need to Navigate Human Worlds: A Cultural Psychological Approach; 2. The Brain's Work in Locating Selves; 3. Placing Oneself in Personal Time: The Narrative Structure of Self; 4. Moral Identity and Cultural-Historical Locations for Selves; 5. Self-Creation as Self-Location; 6. Pronouns Placing Selves: 'I' and its Associates; Part II: Location, Dislocation and Relocation: Responsibility, Caring, Art and Changing Prospects; 8. Childhood, Responsibility and Acquiring Powers to Place Oneself as a Moral Agent; 9. Pitilessness and Compassion: Caring Where Others Are; 10. Suffering , Radical Dislocation and the Limits of Moral Responsibility; 11. Being Moved: Art, Self and Positive Absorption; 12. Points of View and None: Visual Art and the Location of Self; 13. Individual and National Identity: Analogy, Symbiosis and Artistic Process; 14. Psychologies of Maturity: Development or Destination?; Conclusion: Navigating Human Worlds; Bibliography; Index

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