The Mediating Self: Mead, Sartre, and Self-Determination

The Mediating Self: Mead, Sartre, and Self-Determination

by Mitchell Aboulafia
     
 

In this pathbreaking book Mitchell Aboulafia considers the development of the sense of self by critically analyzing the philosophies of George Herbert Mead--an American pragmatist who argues that self-consciousness results from social interaction through language and symbol--and of Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist who maintains that consciousness is free to create… See more details below

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In this pathbreaking book Mitchell Aboulafia considers the development of the sense of self by critically analyzing the philosophies of George Herbert Mead--an American pragmatist who argues that self-consciousness results from social interaction through language and symbol--and of Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist who maintains that consciousness is free to create the self. Building on their work, Aboulafia provides an original analysis of consciousness and self-determination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300054767
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/29/1992
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.48(d)

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