Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness / Edition 1

Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness / Edition 1

by Editorial Staff of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
ISBN-10:
1573318264
ISBN-13:
9781573318266
Pub. Date:
11/08/2011
Publisher:
Wiley

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Perspectives on the Self: Conversations on Identity and Consciousness / Edition 1

The perdurable question, "Who am I?" points to a deeply rooted needwithin us to understand the basis for the experience of unitaryconsciousness known as the Self. Today, the word "self" has come torefer to a host of intersecting ideas, questions, concerns, andproblems that are central to the human condition and predicament.At the same time, our fundamental experience of selfhood hasinevitably led to the pursuit of the related but equally enigmaticquestion of "What is the Self?" Historically, concepts and theoriesof what constitutes the Self abound and, at times, have been sodisparate that the term has assumed radically different meaningsacross disciplines.

In partnership with the Nour Foundation, the New York Academy ofSciences presented a six-part series of public events, fromDecember 2010 through May 2011, examining the question "What is theSelf?" The series brought together experts from the sciences andhumanities to discuss the evolving notion, construct, andexperience of the Self without losing sight of the subjective valuethat makes this topic so integral to each of us.  In additionto transcripts from each of the six public events, shortperspective articles by several of the participants explorespecific issues related to their individual experiences and fieldstudy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573318266
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Series: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Series , #87
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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