Messy Self / Edition 1

Messy Self / Edition 1

by Jennifer Rosner
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Taylor & Francis


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Messy Self / Edition 1

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781594512919
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 200
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.

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