Self and Subjectivity

Self and Subjectivity

by Kim Atkins (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405112055
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/07/2005
Series: Blackwell Readings in Continental Philosophy Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.92(w) x 9.92(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Kim Atkins is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Philosophy Today, and The International Journal of Philosophical Studies.

Table of Contents



Part I: Early Modern Philosophy.

1. Commentary on Descartes (Rene Descartes: "MeditationII").

2. Commentary on Locke (John Locke: "Of Identity andDiversity".

3. Commentary on Hume.

David Hume: "Of Personal Identity"..

Part II: Later Modern Philosophy.

4. Commentary on Kant.

Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason, "Paralogisms of PureReasons (A)" (first, second, and third paralogisms).

5. Commentary on Hegel.

G.W.F.Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit, "Self-consciousness:Lordship and Bondage".

6. Commentary on Nietzsche.

Friedrich Nietzsche: "The Genealogy of Morals"..

Part III: Phenomenology and Existentialism.

7. Commentary on Sartre.

Jean-Paul Sartre: "The Look".

8. Commentary on Merleau-Ponty.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: "The Spatiality of One's Own Body andMotility".

9. Commentary on Heidegger.

Martin Heidegger: "Exposition of the Task of a PreparatoryAnalysis of Dasein"..

Part IV: Analytic Philosophy.

10. Commentary on Strawson.

P. F. Strawson: "Persons".

11. Commentary on Frankfurt.

Harry Frankfurt: "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of aPerson".

12. Commentary on Shoemaker.

Sydney Shoemaker: "Personal Identity: A Materialists'sAccount".

13. Commentary on Williams (Bernard Williams: "Bodily Continuityand Personal Identity".

14. Commentary of Parfit.

Derek Parfit: Reasons and Persons, "What We Believe Ourselves ToBe"..

Part V: Post-structuralism.

15. Commentary on Freud.

Sigmund Freud: "The Ego and the Id".

16. Commentary on Foucault.

Michel Foucault: "About the Beginnings of ten Hermeneutics ofthe Self: two Lectures at Dartmouth".

17. Commentary on Ricoeur.

Paul Ricoeur: "Personal Identity and NarrativeIdentity"..

Part VI: Feminist Philosophy.

18. Commentary on de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvooir: "Introduction" to The Second Sex.

19. Commentary on Butler.

Judith Butler: "Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion ofIdentity".

20. Commentary on Irigaray.

Luce Irgaray: "Any Theory of the 'Subject' Has Always BeenAppropriated by the 'Masculine'".

21. Commentary on Mackenzie.

Catriona Mackenzie: "Imaging Oneself Otherwise".



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"...promises to establish [itself] as a key reference text, an invaluable aid for teachers as much as students in the fields of philosophy, social and political sciences, literary and cultural studies." The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory” Vol.14, 2006

Self and Subjectivity is a superb reader. Kim Atkins’s gem-like introductions to each reading, together with the generosity and diversity of her selections, will make this an invaluable text for teachers across a range of disciplines.” J. M. Bernstein, New School for Social Research

“Atkins’s imaginative selection of texts from both analytic and continental thinkers –along with cogent samples of feminist, psychoanalytic, and postmodern theories of selfhood – places this work at the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship.” Richard Kearney, Boston College

“The extracts are wide-ranging and well-chosen; and Atkins’s commentaries on her selections are informative, clear, and concise. This will be an extremely useful collection for both students and teachers of philosophy.” Christopher Cordner, University of Melbourne

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