The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy / Edition 328by George Yancy, Nicholas Rescher, Richard Shusterman, Linda Martin Alcoff, Lorraine Code
Pub. Date: 01/15/2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Philosophy is shaped by life and life is shaped by philosophy. This is reflected in The Philosophical I, a collection of 16 autobiographical essays by prominent philosophers. Candid and philosophically insightful, these personal narratives critically call into question the belief that philosophy should be kept separate from the personal experience of philosophers. Each contributor traces the fundamental influences-both philosophical and otherwise-that have shaped his or her identity. In this postmodern world, the self is often viewed as irreparably fragmented and fractured, but the reflections in this volume point to a self that is a continuous, though dynamic, storyline. What shines through in each of these essays is that philosophy is a profoundly personal adventure.
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