Messy Self / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
The Messy Self challenges the idea and the ideal of a coherent, harmonious self. Taken together, the essays illustrate how a flourishing self is inevitably divided, ambivalent, fractured, messy and how the self triumphs through disorder. Written in accessible language by award-winning writers and scholars, the book offers a diversity of perspectives on the complexities of the self. With chapters on creativity, love, self-understanding, self-deception, identity, responsibility, and well-being, The Messy Self gives a range of voices to the ordinary and extraordinary divisions, fragmentations, and uncertainties that mark our everyday experience.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Jennifer Rosner holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Stanford University. She works in the area of moral psychology and has published numerous articles on the self in academic journals. Currently, she is writing a memoir about deafness in her family, which she traces from the 1800s to the present day.