Pride and Authenticity

Pride and Authenticity

by Ulrich Steinvorth

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ISBN-13: 9783319816807
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ulrich Steinvorth is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Hamburg, Germany, and lives in the United States. He has published books and papers in German, English and French, in political philosophy, ethics, and metaphysics. He has taught philosophy at universities in Germany, France, Turkey and Japan.

Table of Contents

I. PROPER PRIDE.- 1. Why pride? Theses.- 2.The meaning of the term pride.- 3. Pride and metaphysics.- 4. Augustine on due pride.- 5. Kierkegaard on due pride.- II. HISTORY AND ITS CHALLENGES.- 6. The Renaissance interest in doing things for their own sake.- 7. Intrinsic goals.- 8. Passion and professionalism.- 9. The bourgeois revolution and bourgeois authenticity.- 10. Rousseau’s authenticity.- 11. Marx, Weber, and mere subjectivity.- 12. Heidegger’s authenticity.- 13. Authenticity in contemporary discussion.- 14. Authenticity in China.- 15. Rethinking secularization, liberalism, and religion.- III. MORALITY AND THE SELF.- 16. What are morality and moral theory?.- 17. Shame and pride.- 18. Korsgaard and self-constituters vs. self-discoverers.- 19. Kant, free will and the self.- 20. Inheritance pride, authenticity, and morality.- IV. PROSPECTS OF PROPER PRIDE.- 21. Technology and society.- 22. Problems of the economy.- 23. Basic income.- 24. The shrinking of the nation states.- 25. Data processing and liberty.- 26. Data processing in novels.- 27. Competitors in metaphysics.- 28. Kitsch, tragedy, and power.- 29. Prospects, bleak and less bleak.- Instead of a conclusion.- Select Bibliography.- Index.

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