Self-Knowledge and the Self

Self-Knowledge and the Self

by David A Jopling

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Overview

In this clear and reasoned discussion of self- knowledge and the self, the author asks whether it is really possible to know ourselves as we really are. He illuminates issues about the nature of self-identity which are of fundamental importance in moral psychology, epistemology and literary criticism.
Jopling focuses on the accounts of Stuart Hampshire, Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Rorty, and dialogical philosophical psychology and illustrates his argument with examples from literature, drama and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135958381
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/11/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 206
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter II: Approaches to the Self; Chapter III: Self-Detachment and Self-Knowledge; Chapter IV: Knowing, Being, and the "Mystery in Broad Daylight"; Chapter V: "The Man without Qualities": Irony, Contingency, and the Lightness of Being; Chapter VI: Dialogic Self-Knowing; Notes; Bibliography

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